Kenny Florian Is Game On Welcoming Gomi To The UFC


With Japanese fighter Takanori “Fireball Kid” Gomi under UFC contract, Kenny “Kenflo” Florian is looking to add another big name to his win sheet.

“I see (Gomi) as a great opportunity to improve as a mixed martial artist and face one of the best fighters to ever fight as a lightweight … So for me, I’ve always had a lot of respect for the Japanese fighters and how they conduct themselves as martial artists, and obviously Gomi has accomplished a lot in the sport. To beat someone like that would be tremendous … Gomi is a very, very dangerous fighter … Whoever I face, I’m going to train harder than I ever have and smarter than I ever have. So for me, I always consider every fighter a threat, and certainly with Gomi, I consider him the ultimate threat.

“He has very, very fast hands. He can fight as a southpaw and a right-handed fighter, and he has knockout power. I do consider that his strongest weapon.” [MMAJunkie]

Florian is rumored to be considered for Gomi’s first fight in the UFC, although Florian has stated that nothing has been presented to him officially.


  1. rory

    January 6, 2010 at 2:51 am

    I dont think gomi should just jump to florian, i would rather see him against sherk or griffin for his first fight because in comparision over the last few fights florian would murder gomi. Let florian have edgar and see how gomi gets on

  2. tom

    January 6, 2010 at 4:17 am

    i would match rather see gomi fight sam stout or melvin or fisher

  3. tom

    January 6, 2010 at 4:18 am

    florian vs edgar would be great

  4. Nichole Lesniak

    January 6, 2010 at 6:00 am

    Isn't Edgar rumored to be fighting Almeida at 111?

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