“Everyone thinks the title fight … that’s really going to bring in more [money],...I get the same amount of money if I fight for a title than if I fight Joe Stevenson or Wayne Weems from season five of ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’ My contract is set. Sure, there’s more prestige or whatever [with the title], but as far as making money … in boxing, you want the title fight because that guarantees you the big money.
“In the UFC, your contact really stays the same. The prestige comes with winning the belt, not the motivation of the money. I assume after this, then I’ll be fighting for the title. But again, I’m not sure. I’ve learned to take it one fight at a time, and any promises that are made can change very quickly.”
-- Kenny Florian describing his motivations to fight successfully. Florian faces Joe Stevenson at UFC 91 on Nov. 15 in Portland, Oregon.