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UFC Quick Quote: Kenny Florian plans to give Jose Aldo hell in Texas

"I think he’s going to be one of my toughest fights or the toughest fight of my career. He comes in with a lot of the different assets than other fighters I’ve faced. He has tremendous stand-up, tremendous jiu-jitsu and we’re even on the wrestling. That makes it an awesome fight. I think the key is being able to compete with Jose Aldo on the stand-up. If you can do that, you can start to take away his confidence. That’s what I plan to do: Really challenge him with his stand-up and give him hell there."

-- Did Mark Hominick potentially expose UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo? Kenny Florian, the man tasked with taking on "Scarface" next in the UFC 136 co main event, might seem to think that could be the case. "Ken Flo" tells the Boston Herald that he intends to mirror the strategy that "The Machine" used back at UFC 129, standing toe-to-toe with the dangerous Brazilian for essentially five rounds. In the end, Hominick dropped a unanimous decision, as well as left the Octagon looking like the Elephant Man. Despite being beat to the punch for most of the world title fight, Hominick clearly won the fifth and final round. In fact, Aldo was visibly exhausted and clung to imminent victory as the 25-minute fight expired. Hominick put on a thrilling display of heart and determination, absorbing punishment that would compel most mortal men to throw in the towel. Does Florian have the stand up skills, fortitude and mettle do to what Hominick couldn't  on Oct. 8 in Houston, Texas? Or will Aldo -- who was battling an illness prior to the Hominick fight -- come out determined to prove that the late-round performance against Hominick was the exception rather than the rule? Opinions, please.

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