Every UFC Saturday, nightlifers give up the clubbing and count down the hours until the next fight begins. . . my fiancé and I are no different. So we headed over to the Tilted Kilt , to enjoy delicious Scottish food and watch the fight. It was sometime during dinner that I noticed a large group of muscular men walk through the door. I probably should have looked away: after all, they have muscles and I cant even lift a heavy box! But I was intrigued by their look of familiarity.
Thats when I realized the Tilted Kilt had arranged something special: I was watching the UFC fight with the fighters! And while I was slow on realizing who they were, I wasted no time in seeking out an interview. It must have been my lucky night, because in between the fights, I was able to sit down and chit-chat with the headliner for the Charlotte Fight Night, . . . UFC fighter Kenny Florian.
Interested in finding out how he was preparing for his next fight, we got to talking about his UFC experiences:
What was it like to go through the Ultimate Fighter?
KF: Difficult, but fun. I didnt have a lot of MMA experience at the time, so it was a really good opportunity to learn.
How do you prepare for a fight?
KF: I work out 6 days a week, 2-3 times a day. But really, it comes down to the incredible team of coaches I have. I couldnt do it without them.
How do you unwind after a fight?
KF: I like to eat a good meal and hangout with family and friends.
Anyone youd like to get back in the ring with?
KF: Hmm. No, not really. Im just thinking of my next opponent. I like to take one fight at a time.
With the headlining fight for UFC 111 about to come on, I left Kenny to eat a good meal and enjoy the fight with friends. I felt honored to have to opportunity to talk to Kenny. Not only was he extremely polite, he was a pleasure to talk to. . . well, as long as youre not his opponent that is! Speaking of which, watch out for Kenny Florians big fight against Takanori Gomi, coming up on the 31st at Bojangles Coliseum and airing on Spike, 8 pm ET/PT.