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Old 11-13-2008, 11:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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White: Florian/Stevenson winner gets title shot

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Although largely expected, Kenny Florian was surely happy to learn that his UFC 91 co-main event fight with Joe Stevenson will earn the winner a guaranteed title shot. For real this time.

UFC President Dana White promised the winner a shot at B.J. Penn's lightweight belt during today's UFC 91 press conference in the main lobby of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

UFC 91, which airs live on pay per view, takes place Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and features a main event between UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture and challenger Brock Lesnar.

Florian is coming off a victory over Roger Huerta at August's UFC 87 event. Prior to the fight, White said the winner was likely to get a title shot. Huerta also talked openly about it. But after Florian posted a unanimous-decision victory, Penn was instead booked to fight UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre in a super-fight for the welterweight title, and Florian was scheduled to fight Stevenson.

"This fight is going to be amazing, and the winner of this fight will face B.J. Penn for the lightweight title after B.J. fights Georges St. Pierre," White said at the press conference, which was open to the public and attended by media members and hundreds of fans.

By delivering Huerta his first career UFC loss, Florian (10-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) picked up his fifth consecutive victory since an October 2006 loss to Sean Sherk for the vacant title. During the two-year span, Florian has defeated Huerta, Joe Lauzon, Din Thomas, Alvin Robinson and Dokonjonosuke Mishima. Florian, who was the "The Ultimate Fighter 1" runner-up (despite fighting as a middleweight), is now going for his sixth consecutive victory -- two shy of the UFC record.

Stevenson (29-8 MMA, 6-2 UFC), meanwhile, is looking to avenge a previous loss to Penn. Back in January at UFC 80, Stevenson, "The Ultimate Fighter 2" welterweight winner, suffered a second-round submission loss to Penn in a fight for the lightweight title, which had been stripped from Sherk after a failed drug test.
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I know a lot of people will be pissed if Joe wins if he gets a title shot but if Florian wins I think he should get a title shot.
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think that it is fair. I like that more then if only one person wins, they get a title shot and the other guy gets looked over. Although, I still don't put much stock in what Dana says since he has changed his mind after the fight is over before.
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blah, i don't like this at all....i think if joe daddy wins, white will be forced to match him up against sherk....bj vs. joe daddy 1 didn't do very hot on the ppv buys, and bj vs. joe daddy 2 will be even worse....unless it's the co main event.....joe didn't even look that good against Tibau....

florian has already earned a title shot....fortunately i see florian exposing joe daddy for the one trick pony he is and winning a UD
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That sucks, cause I see Stevenson upestting Ken Flo here and I really think another brutal beat down of Joe Daddy by BJ is completly unecesary.
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That sucks, cause I see Stevenson upestting Ken Flo here and I really think another brutal beat down of Joe Daddy by BJ is completly unecesary.
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blah, i don't like this at all....i think if joe daddy wins, white will be forced to match him up against sherk....bj vs. joe daddy 1 didn't do very hot on the ppv buys, and bj vs. joe daddy 2 will be even worse....unless it's the co main event.....joe didn't even look that good against Tibau....

florian has already earned a title shot....fortunately i see florian exposing joe daddy for the one trick pony he is and winning a UD
Tell me one PPV over in England that did very hot? I can't think of any that did very good unless it was on Spike.
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This makes no sense to me. Kenny definitley deserves the shot if he wins, but joe has one win since getting his ass handed too him. It would make sense if it was 3 years ago, but the lw division is loaded with talent. And I think the first fight between bj/stevenson didnt get a lot of PPV buys because it was in england or wherever, but it still wasnt an appealing main event and the second one would be even less thats for sure.
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Yeah seriously I want some of that too. Kenflo has been fighting his ass off and winning since his title shot against Roid Sherk. Non-roid Sherk just had an impressive win over Griffin but Kenflo fought Roid Sherk. Since then, Ken has established himself as the number two guy under BJ Penn hands down. Joe Daddy won't upset him. This will be a ground fight with Joe Daddy looking for the guillotine the whole time and getting elbowed to oblivian like he did against Josh Neer and Bj.
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That sucks, cause I see Stevenson upestting Ken Flo here and I really think another brutal beat down of Joe Daddy by BJ is completly unecesary.
Absolutely agreed, I'd rep you if I could. Stevenson by 3 round lay and pray split decision.

I'll take a sig bet if anyone wants it; 1 week, 2 weeks, whatever.

Ken Flo's good off his back, and can be active with his elbows and submission attempts, but you watch, the judges won't care how active he is.

Trust me, I want Florian to win badly, I'd love to see a war between him and BJ.
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i actually think it'll be a standup fight....florian's wrestling is really good....and i think his adv is larger standing than on the ground....

and sherk didn't test positive against kenny so stop saying he was roiding....

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