"I’m still at the top of the division and in one or two fights I think I can put myself back into contention to fight for the belt again. In order to do that, I’m going to have to face some tough guys, but I’m motivated and excited with that possibility.... In no way, shape or form did (Keith) ever use [the eye poke allegation] as an excuse, and that’s definitely not the reason I lost. I lost because B.J. was the better fighter that night, simple as that.... It’s little things that I should have done better. For me, it’s basically, ‘stop talking and start doing.’ I just want to get back to training and refine everything and just get back in the cage. I’m just motivated and fired up to fight someone right now."
-- Former number one lightweight contender Kenny Florian talks to the Boston Herald about his submission loss to 155-pound champion BJ Penn at UFC 101: "Declaration" earlier this month. He's eager to get back on the horse and start finishing more fights to earn another crack at the elusive title, which has so far alluded him twice (Florian lost to Sean Sherk for the vacant belt in 2006). He rattled of six consecutive wins to earn another opportunity opposite "The Prodigy," but once again came up short. Will the third time be the charm for Florian ... is he destined to be a "master" or just a "student?"