Kenny Florian officially dropping to 145 pounds next, targets Jose Aldo’s title

Former two-time UFC lightweight title contender, Kenny Florian has officially announced his drop to the featherweight division for his next fight inside the octagon, adding his main goal is to capture the 145 pound championship, which is a big test for “KenFlo”, seeing it currently belongs too Jose Aldo.

Florian, speaking via ESPN, said:

“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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