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Ken-Flo Likely to Face Joe Daddy in November

(Hey, remember this? Brutal.)

MMA Weekly is reporting that Kenny Florian and Joe Stevenson have agreed to face each other at a November 15th UFC event in Portland, Oregon. Florian’s unanimous decision over Roger Huerta on August 9th made it five straight wins for the Bostonian, while Stevenson last fought at UFC 86 in July, disposing of Gleison Tibau via guillotine choke.

I gotta be honest — I’m not feelin’ this matchup. Both guys have little to gain and a lot to lose from the outcome. If Florian wins, his position at the top of the lightweight ladder is unchanged, and he’s still next in line to face BJ Penn. If he loses, the UFC would be without a clear #1 contender, because it seems very unlikely that the UFC would want to set up Penn vs. Stevenson II anytime soon, considering how one-sided their first meeting was in January. I like Joe Daddy, and I wanted to see him built back up to the top incrementally; the Tibau fight was a great start. Most likely he’ll get torn up by Florian, and his stock will drop even further.

In other UFC news: Though Dana White announced that Mike Swick would be fighting on the UFC 90 card in October, Swick doesn’t think he’ll be ready to fight until December, as he’s still recovering from recent surgery on his elbow.

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hooligun- August 20, 2008 at 3:39 pm
Nate Diaz hasn't fought for a while .....
Krazy Kracker- August 20, 2008 at 9:49 am
I'm one of those guys that wanted to see how the fight would have turned out had Joe not gotten his wig split and spewed his inside sweat everywhere. I don't care how grounded a fighter you are, you start seeing a liter of your hemoglobin all over the place you are going to get panicked simply by what the crowd, and more importantly the judges, take from it. That was a five round fight and you're hard pressed to find another better conditioned athlete than Stevenson, whereas that has always been what people give Penn shit about. All that blood also made it a lot easier to sink in that RNC. Don't write off Joe after one performance. This is MMA for Christ's sakes!
Scott- August 19, 2008 at 7:32 pm
Ken Florian will get his ass whooped by Stevenson. Joe Daddy fought hard in the Penn fight and i think a rematch could be a few fights down the line. Stevenson is a god damn hard working fighter and he can prove it.
gracies suck ass- August 19, 2008 at 6:49 pm
maaaaan, they just wanna see joe daddy lose another 7 pints of blood don't they? Not soo pumped Florian should have to beat frakie or hermes or something, I say he's 1 fight away from contention though. As for the gsp penn thing, should be 5 rounds open weight, no one should lose a title during that shit.
Anonymous- August 19, 2008 at 4:28 pm
I think Florian would pick Penn apart
Jeffro- August 19, 2008 at 2:37 pm
I like this fight. I also like Penn moving up in weight because no one at lw would give him a challenge. Florian would get destroyed (yes, destroyed) by Penn at this point, and UFC Brass knows it. Another fight, especially with Joe Stevenson, would give him more experience and make him a better fighter. If Stevenson loses, his stock deserves to drop. No one should have easy fights, not even the Champ.
FUCK- August 19, 2008 at 2:23 pm
Justin- August 19, 2008 at 12:49 pm
I'm still not sold on Florian as a #1 contender. I'd like to see him beat a good wrestler (Stevenson, Griffin, Sherk, Edgar or Maynard) before he's fed to Penn. With that in mind, I like this match-up.
poopsicle- August 19, 2008 at 12:21 pm
i think Joe Daddy is gonna beat Florian and fight the winner of Sherk vs Griffin and lose anyways
Anonymous- August 19, 2008 at 12:10 pm
*posting too quickly* error occurred twice.... should look into that. This is a big website now, you've got big website problems!
mmmiles- August 19, 2008 at 12:09 pm
Penn is fucking things up.... stick to a weight class for a few title defences before becoming too much of a primadonna, hmmm?

I don't think Penn likes sharing the spotlight. I like him as a fighter but wouldn't mind iof GSP whupped his ass and then KenFlo took the belt.

However the opposite of all that happening would be drama-queen-complicated... feels like pro wrestling, somehow.