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Gomi by first round knockout? You betta recognize ...


... and git with da "Flo."

"I think he will find out very quickly that [knocking me out is] going to be a very difficult thing to do. I didn’t get to where I am by getting beat in the first round and I’m looking forward to seeing if that’s going to come true. Gomi is a tough guy. He was the best in the world for a long time."

Boston bruiser and perennial lightweight contender Kenny Florian (via The Boston Herald) dismisses Takanori's prediction of a first round knockout when "The Fireball Kid" makes his UFC debut opposite "KenFlo" at UFC Fight Night 21 from the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Wednesday, March 31. The MMA community is already abuzz about the prospect of a rematch between Gomi and current division kingpin BJ Penn, but he won't get there without toppling the constantly improving Florian -- whose only losses in his past 12 fights have been at the hands of Sean Sherk and "The Prodigy." Fireball? Or fizzle out? Your prediction on Gomi's debut is ...

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