Since Kenny Florian’s defeat to Jose Aldo on Saturday night, his third failed attempt to claim a UFC title, there’s been questions regarding the 35 year-old’s future in the sport.
Rather than leave everyone guessing Florian issued a statement today through Authentic Sports Management in which he revealed that he will take time off to consider his options.
“Everyone is asking what is next for me. The only response I can give right now is that I’m going to take some time. I want to rest, spend some time with my family and friends, and then evaluate all of my options. I’ll speak with [UFC president] Dana White, and my manager, Glenn Robinson, and we will figure out my next move.
When I make that decision, my fans will be the first to know. One way or another, you haven’t seen the last of Ken-Flo.
I am passionate about mixed martial arts, and I love being involved in this sport,” Florian added. “It is incredible to see how much MMA has grown and that, today, there are millions of people who enjoy the UFC as much as I do.”
At the UFC 136 post-fight press conference on Saturday night Dana White indicated that Florian did still have a future fighting in the UFC if he chose too, but equally if he decided to hang up his gloves then he would remain involved with the promotion in some capacity, noting the fact that ‘Ken-Flo’ had already shown himself more than capable of handling either an analyst or commentary role.