“In my opinion, I think Kennyâ€™s going to determine what type of fight he makes it. Kenny could run over Roger if he really wants to, or he could allow Roger to give Kenny a fight. I think Kennyâ€™s ability to harness his energy and ability to control his aggression and not become emotionally attached to the fight — like Roger likes to fight — is going to give Kenny the technical advantage that he needs. If Roger is able to get in Kennyâ€™s head and make him fight a sloppy, wild, Roger Huerta-style of fight, then obviously that type of fight fits Roger Huerta . Kenny knows he not only needs to use his technical abilities, but he also needs to play a very mental game with Roger â€¦ make sure Roger doesnâ€™t take him out of the element of his technical ability and turn him into a brawler. I know Rogerâ€™s going to try to do that, and thatâ€™s what weâ€™re going to try to avoid in this fight.”
Sityodtong USA Muay Thai owner and trainer Mark DellaGrotte talks to Sherdog.com about Kenny Florian’s upcoming UFC 87 lightweight bout against fellow 155 pound contender Roger Huerta.