Kenny Florian Dropping Down To Featherweight Division

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After failing to win the UFC Lightweight Title in both of his attempts, it appears Kenny Florian has decided to make the drop to the UFC's new Featherweight division for his next fight as he tells ESPN.com.

“I started playing around with the idea: could I make 145? Originally, I didn't think it was possible. I spoke with a few nutritionists, got their opinions, told them what my body fat was, my walking-around weight, all that stuff and the general consensus was that it was very possible.”

“I put a lot of thought into it, spoke with my coaches and everybody involved and decided that I am going to try it. I'm going to go for it.”

“[The UFC] is very supportive. They're very excited about the move. I've spoken to Dana White, [matchmakers] Joe Silva and Sean Shelby — they're all excited. And I'm excited. I'm very motivated… For me it's first things first. My goal is to get the 145-pound belt, and then go up to 155 and challenge for that belt as well.”

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