UFC Ultimate Fighter 1 Middleweight Finalists Kenny Florian hasn’t competed since a unanimous decision loss to former UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo at UFC 136 in October of 2011.
The former UFC fighter was almost in a different kind of fight, which was a fight for his life, after Florian was recently involved in a near-lethal car accident.
Florian revealed the news and the name of the person who saved him via Twitter:
Almost got killed in a car accident on the highway in the UK. Thankfully nobody was injured. A massive truck almost got our tiny car trapped underneath it. We swerved & got struck by a large van. Our driver named @pmdubs (Paul Walker) saved our lives. Every day is a gift. --— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) January 30, 2020
There is no word at this time as to what exactly caused the near-lethal accident or if anybody else was harmed during it.
Since retiring from professional MMA competition in 2011, fans can still see Florian through the analyst work he does for the UFC with Fox Sports 1, ESPN and others, plus he is a color commentator for the BattleBots television program.