Dana White on Kenny Florian: ‘He Chokes in the Big Fights’

Filed under: UFC, NewsBOSTON — After a three-round drubbing with a lightweight title opportunity on the line, Kenny Florian dejectedly walked out of the octagon.

By all rights, Florian should have at least felt soothed by the embrace of his city. The…

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BOSTON — After a three-round drubbing with a lightweight title opportunity on the line, Kenny Florian dejectedly walked out of the octagon.

By all rights, Florian should have at least felt soothed by the embrace of his city. The 34-year-old lightweight graduated from Boston College and he owns an academy in neighboring Brookline. Instead, he heard a chorus of disappointment, led by his boss.

“I hate to say this because I don’t want to take anything away from Gray Maynard, but I think Kenny is just one of those guys who chokes in big fights,” UFC president Dana White said. “I’m not bad-mouthing him or trying to disrespect him; I’m just being honest. Every time it’s a big fight and there’s a lot of things on the line, Kenny just … Kenny’s hands are unbelievable. Kenny’s ground is unbelievable. Kenny usually kicks guys to the body and legs so hard that he busts guys up. You didn’t see any of that tonight. He stood there and stared at Gray Maynard for three rounds.”

White: "We won’t be doing any more boxing" after Toney’s UFC 118 loss

BOSTON – You can call it the end of an era.

Granted, that era lasted all of three minutes and 19 seconds, but it’s still over.

After James Toney was forced to tap out (or wave out, if you choose to
be technical) in the first round of his UFC 118 cont…

BOSTON – You can call it the end of an era.

Granted, that era lasted all of three minutes and 19 seconds, but it’s still over.

After James Toney was forced to tap out (or wave out, if you choose to
be technical) in the first round of his UFC 118 contest with Randy
Couture on Saturday night at Boston’s TD Garden, White said he’s done
with boxers making their way to the organization – no matter who it is.


Dana White: "We won’t be doing any more boxing" after James Toney’s UFC 118 loss

BOSTON – You can call it the end of an era.

Granted, that era lasted all of 3 minutes and 19 seconds, but it’s still over.

After James Toney was forced to tap out (or wave out, if you choose to
be technical) in the first round of his UFC 118 contest …

BOSTON – You can call it the end of an era.

Granted, that era lasted all of 3 minutes and 19 seconds, but it’s still over.

After James Toney was forced to tap out (or wave out, if you choose to
be technical) in the first round of his UFC 118 contest with Randy
Couture on Saturday night at Boston’s TD Garden, White said he’s done
with boxers making their way to the organization – no matter who it is.


Gray Maynard Defends ‘Smart’ Victory Over Kenny Florian at UFC 118

Filed under: MMA Videos, UFC, FanHouse Exclusive, VideosBOSTON — Gray Maynard secured his spot as the No. 1 contender in the lightweight division with his win over Kenny Florian at UFC 118.

MMA Fighting spoke to Maynard about his performance, finally…

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BOSTON — Gray Maynard secured his spot as the No. 1 contender in the lightweight division with his win over Kenny Florian at UFC 118.

MMA Fighting spoke to Maynard about his performance, finally getting a title shot and why he feels like he is ready to make a serious run as champion.

Check out the video interview below.

UFC 118 Cageside Live Blog and Results: BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar II

Welcome to B/R’s live cageside coverage and results of UFC 118 in Boston, MA, at the TD Garden.
Follow Nick Colon for the tweets and keep it locked here for the live action after each fight happens. Latest updates are first for your lack-of-scrol…

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UFC 118 draws reported 15,575 attendance and $3 million live gate

BOSTON – UFC 118 drew 15,575 attendees for a solid $3 million gate, UFC president Dana White announced in the night’s post-fight press conference.

The event, which took place Saturday, was hosted by Boston’s TD Garden and marked the UFC’s debut in th…

BOSTON – UFC 118 drew 15,575 attendees for a solid $3 million gate, UFC president Dana White announced in the night’s post-fight press conference.

The event, which took place Saturday, was hosted by Boston’s TD Garden and marked the UFC’s debut in the state of Massachusetts.

Official figures will be made available in the coming weeks, but it the preliminary numbers hold up, UFC 118 scored the fifth highest attendance of the UFC’s 15 events this year.