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Dan Hardy: “Condit made a stupid mistake calling me out” (Video)

Hardy broke down Condit for The Telegraph:  “Skinny guy, tall, pale, screws his face up before a fight.”

“He’s quite rangey, he’s not a bad kick-boxer, he’s quite persistent, he likes to grind away, he likes to fight off his back on the ground, he has quite a few submissions, he’s quite busy…that’s about it really…”

“His best quality is his persistence. He’s quite tenacious…’Quite’ meaning he’s not as tenacious as me, and that’s where he’s going to fall short, because his tenacity is going to get him in a lot of trouble. ”

“He’s going to try and push the pace of the fight, and every time he steps forward, he’s going to run into something heavy or sharp…and I think that’s going to be a telling factor in the fight.”

“I’m going to be standing in the Bud Light logo in the center of the Octagon and every time he comes near it he’s going to get punched in the face.”

“Clinical, and nasty. I’m going to bully him. Push him around, throw him about…”

“Possibly (take it to the ground)…I might even choke him out. Once I’ve beaten him up a bit.”

“Condit made a stupid mistake calling me out. I am coming off my first loss as a UFC fighter, and was already looking forward to putting a real beating on someone. But this guy actually volunteered for a savage beating by calling me out.”

“This is the first step on the road back to title contention. I have a formula to be the UFC welterweight champion, and losing to Condit isn’t part of that equation. I will smash him up, and walk through him.”

“It will look like me working out on the heavy bag. I will hit him at will and I want to hit him a lot. He’s not done anything in his career which is spectacular. What he’s done is grind out and tough-guy his way to a lot of wins over a lot of very good opponents.”

“He’s never done in a fight and, if he’s still conscious, he’s still in with a chance of winning.”


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