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Report: Kenny Florian and Joe Lauzon in talks to fight in April 2008

Kenny Florian and Joe Lauzon to fight at UFC fight night
A bout between lightweights Kenny Florian (7-3) and Joe Lauzon (16-3) could headline a UFC Fight Night special on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, according to

Contracts have not been signed at this time; however, that is expected to change "shortly." No venue has been selected for the SpikeTV event.

Florian is on a three-fight tear, stopping Dokonjonosuke Mishima, Alvin Robinson and Din Thomas since losing the vacant lightweight title match to Sean Sherk via unanimous decision in October 2006.

He has picked up the tongue-and-cheek nickname "The Finisher" on message boards and Internet forums for his recent emphasis (verbal and physical) on ending fights early.

It sure beats "Ken-Flo."

Coincidentally, Florian will possibly lock horns with the owner of perhaps the worst nickname in mixed martial arts, "J-Lau."

Lauzon has been victorious in his last six fights, including three inside the Octagon against Jens Pulver, Brandon Melendez and Jason Reinhardt.

None of those fights have gone the distance, either.

It was speculated that Florian could fight the winner of the bout between Roger Huerta and Clay Guida to determine a top contender in the 155-pound division because Florian joined the announcers during the showdown.

"El Matador" stated after his sensational win, however, that he was taking some much-needed time off from competition after a busy 2007.

Either way a clash between Florian and Lauzon is a good one ... one that more than likely should be exciting from bell-to-bell.

However long that lasts.

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