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Ask Kenny!

As you may have noticed last week after our chat with Mark Hominick, we’ve started reaching out and doing some interviews with fighters. Next on the list: Kenny Florian, contender numero uno for Jose Aldo’s belt and The Biggest Loser in the UFC – the only fighter to compete in four weight classes. We decided it might be cool to open up the questions so jackals can get a few in. One condition, though: Mr Florian has requested he not be asked about how enjoyable food used to be back when he was allowed to eat it. Just kidding. Ask him about cake. Ask him about the delicious cake!

  • Zurich says:

    Does he feel self-conscious about getting so many shots at the title when others don’t?

  • glassjawsh says:

    toughest opponent? (hint: it was bj penn)

    also, with all the opportunities out there for you in broadcasting do you think it could play a factor in when you decide to end your fighting career? or is it another one of those “as long as my body holds up/I still have the passion” things?

  • G Funk says:

    Do you have balls that give you low levels of testosterone and if so, are you on HRT?

  • frickshun says:

    Question 1: What steps do I need to take to be your absolute best friend in the universe? Please be specific.

    Question 2: Assuming you didn’t take question 1 seriously, how extensive is your security entourage & what is the likelihood that I might find you doing roadwork alone?

    Question 3: WHEN they make a movie about your life, how do you feel about Ben Stiller playing you? I think you guys look pretty damn similar. Plus, he got into surprisingly good shape for Dodgeball. Plus, you know Kevin James will beg to be in that flick since he’s such a big MMA fan.

  • CAP says:

    Does he have a favorite fight? (involving him obviously)

    Has he ever been a stunt double for Ben Stiller?

    glass and G beat me to my other questions.

  • Remico says:

    1. Does he think the haters are hypocrites for bringing up he lost two title shots when fighters such as B.J. Penn needed 3 before ever getting a belt himself?

    Not to mention 2 out of 3 of Penn’s shots were against men Kenflo could beat on a bad day (Pulver / Uno)

    2. Does he get annoyed by the haters using him competing in 4 weight classes as insulting, instead of proof how he’s been competing and winning in much higher weight classes? (He never had any business competing in WW or MW to begin with, so he’s really only actually cut one legit weight class)

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    Why doesn’t he throw more elbows these days?

  • Symbul says:

    What is his favourite colour and how does he keep his hair so fabulous?

  • iamphoenix says:

    Do people confuse you with Kenny from Southpark? Because whenever I hear Kenny is gonna be fighting in the next UFC event I think it’s a joke and don’t watch any of your fights because there is no way a cartoon character can be in the UFC. Maybe strikeforce, sure, but not the UFC. So just letting you know I’ve never seen you fight before. How does that make you feel?

  • Mixed Martial Adam says:

    Have you ever listened to the podcasts on this site? You really should. Go back and listen to all the ones recorded right around your featherweight debut. No one loves Kenny Florian more than fighlinker radio!

  • kvelertak says:

    Ask him why he refers to himself as a student of the game but doesn’t have the balls to stay in his own division and LEARN how to wrestle.

    Instead we get these cheap shit weight jumps and easy title shots.

  • Spicoli says:

    What will he do if he loses to Jose Aldo?

  • Letibleu says:

    Have you thought about the potential consequences on your health in later years this much weight cutting could have? If yes, how many times or for how many years are you ready to keep fighting at featherweight?

    If you fail to claim the title at featherweight will you try to go down to bantamweight?

  • Mixed Martial Adam says:

    Maybe a move back to middleweight would be a better option for Kenny if he loses to Aldo – the division is thin for title contenders these days!

  • iamphoenix says:

    ask him why his nose is so stupid. ask him why his brother doesn’t ever STFU during fights. it’s like a very strong woman voice with a bad bawston accent.

  • McBayne says:

    Kenny, what was/is your favorite bar in Cleveland Circle?  – McBayne class of ’07

  • McBayne says:

    Kenny, what was/is your favorite bar in Cleveland Circle?  – McBayne class of ’07

  • Shibo says:

    How’s the academy going? I’ve got a friend who’s looking to get in shape out in MA. Is your academy the place to go or is it designed more with the fighter in mind?

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    To sum up what others are asking – would you turn to TRT if your weight cutting burns out your nadules? Or would you move on to the next part of your life?

  • Shibo says:

    I have a young son. I am not trying to raise a fighter but my biggest fear is always strangers and bullies in school. I know you’ve been exposed to many different arts during your career. What would you recommend to a parent looking to put their child in a martial art? (My son is 6, he’s been in taekwondo since he was 4, as that was the only program willing to accept someone as young as him)

  • Sodomize Intolerance says:

    What is your favourite fight that does not include yourself?

    In The Ultimate Fighter, Season 1, Episode 3, Bobby Southworth needs to lose 20 pounds in 24 hours and the castmates taunt him by eating a rich chocolate cake.  Can you describe, in detail, how that chocolate cake tasted?

    Do you translate BJJ positions and flexibility into the bedroom?  If so, how?

    Have you ever been in a three-way with a midget and a Maasai warrior?

  • First National Dank says:


  • First National Dank says:

    Also, why can’t people from massachussettes pronounce the letter “R”?

  • KrmtDfrog says:

    Which pro fighter do you dislike the most

    Have you ever wanted to punch your brother for his obnoxiously loud, neverending voice