UFC Quick Quote: Kenny Florian hires wrestling coach, plans to return in early 2011

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"It looks like my training team wants me to fight in another five months. I'm more motivated than ever. I'm pissed, to be honest. I want to crush my training. That's what I'm focused on right now. I just hired the assistant wrestling coach at Boston University (Sean Gray) to be my wrestling coach here in Boston and I have other plans for a lot of other things as far as training goes... Losses are blessings in disguise I've never been more motivated in my life. I kind of feel like this was one of the most frustrating losses that I've ever had and it was a fight I definitely learned a lot from. I'm very motivated and I had to come back to training quickly. I've already started training and did a hard conditioning session (Tuesday). I'm just motivated to work very hard and get right back into it... I need to make sure my game is capable of beating everybody in every aspect and it wasn't. So, I've been doing wrestling every single day. I've been watching wrestling and researching wrestling every single day."

Coming off a tough defeat at the hands, and takedowns, of Gray Maynard at UFC 118, Kenny Florian told Bruce Buffer on his Sherdog radio show that he is remotivated and ready to overhaul his game to become a more all-around fighter. "The Bully" used his superior wrestling to outpoint Florian en route to a unanimous decision and earn himself a title shot against Frankie Edgar. The first step in this rebirth is the hiring of a wrestling coach to help him better prepare for the top wrestlers in the 155-pound division. Anybody think this move will finally put Kenny over the top? Who do you think would be a good match up for him when he returns to the Octagon this winter?

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