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.