Florian ready for Maynard

Florian headlines the fights scheduled for UFC 118 in Boston this month.

tackles Gray Maynard 28 August in a lightweight bout that could determine who
fights the winner of BJ Penn-Frankie Edgar for the division championship.

Peruvian-American, who was in the Cayman Islands this summer thanks to Bob
Daigle, states he has worked well with respected boxing coach Peter Welch in
the lead-up to the fight.

“My best
striking performances have always been when I’ve been working with Peter the
most. Striking always comes from footwork and Peter really stresses that. It
takes a little while to get it down but each training camp I see more and more

“I feel
that I’ve evolved a lot since the time when I fought another wrestler with
similar skills, Sean Sherk. I feel that this is coming at a great time in my
career. I’m ready for a challenge and I really consider it the biggest fight of
my career.”

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