You know, with all the…let’s call it bravado, that seems to come hand in hand with a fighter’s success and/or popularity these days, it is nice to see that a veteran like Kenny Florian has managed to remain so humble despite it. In the above video, we get a first hand glimpse at the newly minted lightweight’s Fedor-like courteousness to the up and coming fighters that he not only trains with, but now shacks up with thanks to TriStar Gym’s new dormitory set up. Aside from letting these newbees train, cook, and clean for him, KenFlo even allows them to watch him eat when he is feeling so generous. What a class act.
One can only imagine what kind of ridiculous living arrangements welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre must be given if Kenny is provided two bathrooms, two bedrooms, and a nap room. But only ONE HOT TOWEL ROOM?! Really Canada? You get a former title
holder challenger the likes of Florian to grace you with his presence and only grant him one room to relax with a hot towel after a hard day’s work? I swear to God, if Kenny wasn’t provided the soccer arena and Tevo that his contract clearly calls for, then we are going to go scorched earth on those fuckfaces.
But then again, Rocky 4 has shown us that a bare-bones training facility can only pay dividends to a fighter in the long term, both in spirit and in beard. Can you hear the words of John Cafferty calling you, KenFlo?
[Authors note: Just so y'all know, the Mackens Semerzier/Robert Peralta bout, which ended via an accidental headbutt that KO'd Semerzier back at UFC on FOX 1 has been changed to a no contest by the California State Athletic Commission, as a result of Semerzier's recent appeal. So if the video didn't do it for ya, at least you can say you learned something.]