Kenny Florian offers thoughts on how Rashad Evans can beat Jon Jones at UFC 145

Kenny Florian is turning himself into one of the top announcers and analysts in all of MMA. His background in the sport, along with his calm demeanor Octagon-side, have Florian making more and more appearances on TV.

As an analyst on UFC Tonight Florian was asked to break down what Rashad Evans needs to do to defeat light heavyweight champion Jon Jones when the two meet this Saturday night in the main event at UFC 145.

“Evans could be the Joe Frazier to (Jones’) Muhammad Ali. He has the power to take down Jones,” Florian said, continuing, “If he can get inside of him, he has the takedown ability. He has to get in there and do it quick; he can’t make it a technical fight. He has to keep moving his head. He has the power in his hands and feet to get inside and to eventually break Jon Jones.”

Florian also believes Evans has won the verbal war, saying, “Evans has been beating Jones verbally for the last six weeks. That can really get into your head.”

:Ken Flo” also sees experience playing a role in that, as a former champion, Evans knows what it takes to secure the belt. He also knows what it feels like to lose it, something Jones has yet to taste.

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9 COMMENTS
  • Rece Rock says:

    gotta love Florian…. I hope he is right and I hope Rashad can execute.

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  • “Kenny Florian is turning himself into one of the top announcers and analysts in all of MMA.” That’s cuz there’s not very many of them…..Kenny Florian knows his stuff from being a fighter but to be honest…the guys as boring as a bag of hammers, and not even good ones.

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  • MCM says:

    THANK YOU. for christ sake I thought I was the only one that thought Kenny had all the onscreen charisma of a beige wall.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    I’d be leery of anyone who got excited about a bag of hammers. But that’s just me.

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  • Hey what if Im into construction? I mean Im not but everyone has their interests

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  • Dufresne says:

    The only way I see Rashad winning this fight is if he has manged to get into Jones’s head and makes him fight recklessly. That or a hail mary type over hand right. He does have the power to KO just about anyone, but his striking technique is only slightly better than Josh Koscheck’s.

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  • adamsfamily says:

    bag of hammers is great

    dull as dishwater is whats said in this neck of the woods

    and I agree, he is not joe rogan (who can be annoying and biased but at least his vioce is ‘part’ of the ufc. Maybe joe is asking too much money these days and kenny works cheap. And kenny has hair! joe has finally made the leap all us bald men have to make

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  • Rece Rock says:

    I’d rather hear straight talk that’s fairly accurate and enlightening the some of these characters throwing there faux excited voice around for the slightest thing…or using there catch phrases… “H BOMB!”… Nah it’s just an overhand right.

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  • adamsfamily says:

    ah – but that showbusiness.

    Do you not prefer the hot newsgirl when you know the majority of the news will be bad anyway – until the ‘and finally’ story at 25 past the hour.

    not that rogan is hot, but kenny is not. Sorry Ken if you are reading

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