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Florian Talks Retirement, Desire to Fight in Boston Again

Kelsey Mowatt

Kenny Florian

It’s been almost two years since Kenny Florian last fought in the Octagon, as after his unanimous decision loss to featherweight champ Jose Aldo in October, 2011, the renowned fighter decided to hang up the gloves. Although “KenFlo” was just 35 at the time and remained a top ranked fighter, a back injury finally convinced him it was time to call it quits.

Of course, if the Massachusetts fighter was still competing, then chances are he’d be scheduled to fight at UFC Fight Night 26 tomorrow night in Boston. In a recent interview Florian did with Caged, the UFC commentator conceded he would have liked nothing more.

“I would absolutely would want to be on that card, especially with my first performance, one of my worst fights I felt like was against Gray Maynard” said Florian. “I would love another chance to fight again in Boston and to really redeem myself you know? If that’s one thing I have, as far as regrets, it would be that Boston fight.”

Florian is referring to his UFC 118 bout with Maynard, which saw him lose by unanimous decision to the tough wrestler. After that, Florian dropped down to featherweight and handed Diego Nunes a UD loss to lock up a bout with Aldo.

If you want to hear Florian’s take on tomorrow’s stacked card, you can check out the entire interview here.

UFC FN 26 will be hosted by Boston’s TD Garden Arena. Stay tuned to MMA for all your UFC news and coverage.

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