"I definitely worked on my wrestling. Maybe a little more than normal, but it’s something I’ve been working on for a long time. I’ve been working on it a lot since the BJ (Penn) fight. I’ve worked with a lot of high level wrestlers since then. It’s not something that was going to get better for this camp. I had to have gotten better way before. You are not going to improve your wrestling in one training camp. I’ve been working on it a long time and I think it is paying off. Right now, I’m facing Maynard at a great point. He’s going to use his wrestling. I’m looking forward to seeing if the hard work I’ve been putting in ends up paying off."
"Do I feel I’m ready for another title shot? Yes, I think I’m a different fighter but I won’t be disappointed. I’m happy with whatever the UFC decides."
-- Kenny Florian talks to Derek Bolender, click here for the full interview.
Kenny Florian (13-4)
Win Takanori Gomi - Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) UFC FN 21
Win Clay Guida - Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) UFC 107
Loss B.J. Penn - Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) UFC 101
Win Joe Stevenson - Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) UFC 91 4:03
Win Roger Huerta- Decision (Unanimous) UFC 87
Gray Maynard (9-0)
Win Nate Diaz - Decision (Split) UFC FN 20
Win Roger Huerta - Decision (Split) UFC FN 19
Win Jim Miller - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 96
Win Rich Clementi - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 90
Win Frankie Edgar - Decision (Unanimous) UFC FN 13