Kenny Florian – Retired Martial Artist

Kenny Florian, a retired mixed martial artist, is considered to be one of the greatest lightweights in the sport’s history. He formerly competed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and is also the only fighter to compete four different weight divisions in the UFC- Middleweight, Welterweight, Lightweight and Featherweight.

Florian contested his first professional MMA match in January 2003 at Mass Destruction 10, defeating Jason Giroux via KO within seven seconds into the first round. Florian made another appearance in the Mass Destruction Promotion at MD – 15 and scored a victory over Bobby McAndrews by submission (kimura).  Dana White, the President of UFC, offered Kenny to join for the first season of the Ultimate Fighter. He agreed on the proposal and went on to compete on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter as a middleweight. Kenny made it to the finale before losing in the first round to Diego Sanchez due to strikes.