Florian Talks Tonight’s Guida vs. Maynard Fight
Posted on 22 Jun 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Kenny Florian recently spoke about tonight's Clay Guida vs. Gray Maynard. Here are the highlights…
On Guida: "He's got to go for it and just keep a ridiculous pace right from the beginning and see if he can drag this fight into the later rounds – the third, fourth and fifth, where we know that Clay seems to get stronger as the fight goes on."
On What The Win Means For Both Fighters: "For Clay, he has the ability to really elevate his status with a win. For Gray, for him to lose to Clay Guida would be very bad. It would drop him bad tremendously because as far as I'm concerned, Gray is still one of the top lightweights."
On Maynard's Attack: "I wouldn't be surprised if [Maynard] has a more varied attack," said Florian of Maynard's preparations. "I think that's where he has always struggled. He was always kind of a boxer, a one-trick pony with his combinations. Now, not only will he bring his wrestling in there, I think he will bring in a more varied attack as far as his striking prowess. I think its going to be an expanded arsenal. I think that's going to be the difference."
On The Fight Being Risky: "I've never seen Clay in a fight where he's not giving 100 percent," Florian said. "He's training like a mad man, and he realizes this is a big fight for him. "I think there is more to gain for Clay than there is for Gray. This is a risky fight for Gray Maynard."