"Kenny could run over Roger if he really wants to, or he could allow Roger to give Kenny a fight. I think Kenny’s ability to harness his energy and ability to control his aggression and not become emotionally attached to the fight -- like Roger likes to fight -- is going to give Kenny the technical advantage that he needs. If Roger is able to get in Kenny’s head and make him fight a sloppy, wild, Roger Huerta (Pictures)-style of fight, then obviously that type of fight fits Roger Huerta (Pictures). Kenny knows he not only needs to use his technical abilities, but he also needs to play a very mental game with Roger … make sure Roger doesn’t take him out of the element of his technical ability and turn him into a brawler. I know Roger’s going to try to do that, and that’s what we’re going to try to avoid in this fight."
-- Mark DellaGrotte -- the esteemed MMA mad scientist at Sityodtong U.S.A. -- talks to Sherdog.com about the keys to victory for his fighter, Kenny Florian, at UFC 87: "Seek and Destroy" when he locks up with Roger Huerta in a 155-pound number contender eliminator match. The article indicates that leading up to the fight at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn., on August 9 that "El Matador" has been attempting to bait Florian into perhaps straying from his gameplan on fight night. However, if Florian can resist the temptation to brawl and impose his will then DellaGrotte appears to indicate that Florian will handle the hometown poster boy.