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#433939 - 10/07/11 10:59 AM kenny florian
hotrice Offline

Registered: 04/03/08
Posts: 22
its insane that kenny florian has dropped down four weight class in his career. my question is if kenny started in the ufc at 185 and if so how did he go from 185 to 145. i know it didn't happen over night but he does not have a lot of body fat to begin with. i want to know if it was major muscle loss do to reduce resistance training or low intensity resistance training. i know intence cardio and strict dieting played a role but my question is about the resistance training aspect.

#433941 - 10/07/11 02:03 PM Re: kenny florian [Re: hotrice]
MattJ Offline
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Registered: 11/25/04
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Loc: York PA. USA
Kenny was fairly bloated at middleweight, so there was a lot of room to cut:
"In case you ever wondered what it's like to be knocked out, it's like waking up from a nightmare only to discover it wasn't a dream." -Forrest Griffin

#433942 - 10/07/11 06:16 PM Re: kenny florian [Re: MattJ]
Dereck Offline

Registered: 10/04/04
Posts: 10416
Loc: Great White North
Kenny will be the first to tell you that he lost muscle mass and strength. The 185 lbs Kenny may not have been able to move around as fast as the 145 lb Kenny however if the 185 lb Kenny caught the 145 lb Kenny and hit him, it would hurt a lot worse.

Joe Riggs did this as well. Joe Riggs fought at Heavy Weight, Light-Heavy Weight, Middle Weight and Welter Weight; just not all in the UFC.

If I fought at my weight now I would be a Heavy Weight. I could easily cut if not lose a little weight to put me in the Light-Heavy Weight. And I'm sure with proper cutting and training I could make Middle Weight. Welter Weight would be a hard go but on a 5'8" frame; not entirely impossible.

#433983 - 10/14/11 03:07 AM Re: kenny florian [Re: Dereck]
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Registered: 12/22/05
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Anderson Silva walks around at a comfortable 220 between fights and he cuts down to 185.

Florian was a pudgy 185, he only gained the weight to get on the UFC show. I remember when I first saw him I was wondering how a guy with a belly so big was going to compete with other fighters who were physical specimens of being in shape.
"Poor is the pupil who
does not surpass his
master" - Leonardo Da

#434075 - 10/28/11 11:44 PM Re: kenny florian [Re: TeK9]
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Edited by Stormdragon (10/28/11 11:45 PM)
Member of DaJoGen MMA school under Dave Hagen and Team Chaos fight team under Denver Mangiyatan and Chris Toquero, ran out of Zanshin Martial Arts in Salem Oregon:,

#434080 - 10/29/11 03:02 PM Re: kenny florian [Re: Stormdragon]
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Unfounded; not a reliable source.


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