UFC Quick Quote: Kenny Florian ready for 'the hard work to pay off' against Gray Maynard

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"I definitely worked on my wrestling. Maybe a little more than normal, but it’s something I’ve been working on for a long time. I’ve been working on it a lot since the BJ (Penn) fight. I’ve worked with a lot of high level wrestlers since then. It’s not something that was going to get better for this camp. I had to have gotten better way before. You are not going to improve your wrestling in one training camp. I’ve been working on it a long time and I think it is paying off. Right now, I’m facing Maynard at a great point. He’s going to use his wrestling. I’m looking forward to seeing if the hard work I’ve been putting in ends up paying off."

Former UFC lightweight number one contender Kenny Florian tells Derek Bolender that he's not cramming for a wrestling exam heading into his 155-pound showdown against the undefeated Gray Maynard at UFC 118 on Aug. 28 in Boston. Instead, "KenFlo" is expecting his months of hard work to pay off for him on fight night -- assuming he can avoid the relentless takedowns of "The Bully." Will Florian work his way back into the title picture in "Beantown?" Or will Maynard, like so many before him, use his wrestling to grind out the win? Predictions, please.

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