UFC Analyst Kenny Florian Confirms Death of Younger Brother

By Tristen Critchfield Sep 14, 2016
Kirk Florian, the younger brother of former UFC title challenger and current commentator Kenny Florian, died on Sunday at 33 years old. He had gone missing one day earlier.

Kenny Florian confirmed that his brother’s death in a post on his Instagram account late Tuesday night.

“Always loving. Always loved. Always my little brother Kiki. Kirk Andrew Florian 6/22/83-9/11/16. Thank you all for sharing his picture/information,” Florian wrote. “Go tell your loved ones that you love them.”

On Monday, Florian posted a message on Twitter requesting that anyone with information regarding his brother contact the Dover Police Department. The post, which has since been deleted, said that Kirk Florian had been missing since Saturday.

Keith Florian wrote on Twitter Wednesday: “My heart is too heavy for my chest to hold.”

Kirk Florian competed briefly as an amateur in MMA, with one bout in June 2013, according to Sherdog.com’s database. Mixedmartialarts.com, meanwhile, credits him with three amateur bouts -- all victories. The Dover Police Department has not yet released any information regarding Florian.

Kenny Florian has served as an analyst and studio commentator for the UFC since retiring from fighting following a loss to Jose Aldo in October 2011. “The Ultimate Fighter 1” finalist compiled a 12-5 record during his promotional tenure and challenged for titles at both lightweight and featherweight.


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