Kenny Florian was a special guest during a taping of Inside the Cage Radio earlier today and revealed that he has no intentions of fighting again this year and that his next match likely won’t be until January or February of 2008.
Florian revealed the news when asked whether he could be ready for a potential match against B.J. Penn at UFC 78 if a hypothetical situation occurred where current UFC lightweight champ Sean Sherk was stripped of his title.
Florian stated he would not be ready and that at the advice of his team, he’s been advised not to fight again this year due to having fought frequently several times during the past few months.
He also revealed that there are rumors circulating within the UFC that a anticipated match between Penn and Joe Stevenson may not happen at UFC 78 in November but sometime in December. Florian cited timing issues as a reason for why the match may take place at a different date.
This was just one of a few nuggets of info that Florian revealed on the show (he also mentioned who the next rumored opponent is for Roger Huerta) that will be made available either later tonight or earlier tomorrow morning.
All-in-all, this will be a must-listen of Inside the Cage! In addition to Florian, Ricco Rodriguez and Joe Riggs were guests as well and both made several revelations that will get MMA fans talking.
I’m telling you, you guys are going to really enjoy listening to the show.