Kenny Florian on splitting with DellaGrotte, training at Tristar and facing Clay Guida
Two things: I really like FanHouse’s Ariel Helwani’s interview style. He’s knowledgeable and forthright while also being relaxed and casual. He’s a fan who doesn’t come across like just a fan. The second thing is I appreciate Kenny Florian more outside the cage than inside.
He’s a good fighter and he’s also a good personality, and not in a too-slick shill/TV broadcaster way, at least not yet. Skip the first four minutes or so of this interview to get to the interesting stuff, like Florian’s split with longtime coach Mark DellaGrotte, his decision to train at Montreal’s Tristar Gym under Georges St. Pierre’s trainer Firas Zahabi, and his upcoming battle with the walking Chumbawumba song that is Clay Guida (you know, because he gets knocked down, but h gets up again…).