Kenny Florian Outlines Why Jose Aldo is The Best Striker he Ever Faced
By FCF Staff
Kenny Florian faced many well decorated and dangerous fighters during his impressive career, but according to the retired vet, Jose Aldo was the best striker he ever battled.
Florian recently did an extensive interview with UFC.com. During it, the well rounded fighter, turned commentator, was asked who was the best striker he fought during his career. Here is some of what Florian had to say:
The best striker is Jose Aldo. He was definitely the most well-rounded and the most potent striker I ever faced, and certainly the most complex as well. The hardest I’ve ever been hit was BJ Penn, but Jose Aldo was a guy with a lot of weapons…
Jose Aldo is so quick, and knowing the leg kick was coming and preparing for it, he still kept hitting me in the leg. I didn’t have feeling in my leg for about two months. I developed a tic to where I rubbed my leg to see if I could feel anything and the nerves were just dead on the inside of my right leg for two months and finally it came back. I checked one or two, but it was so hard to check and defend. He was brutally quick.
Florian faced Aldo in 2011 and lost the bout via unanimous decision. It ended up being Florian’s final fight. Aldo, meanwhile, is scheduled to fight Frankie Edgar for the interim featherweight title at UFC 200 on July 9th.