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UFC 120 Preview: Dan Hardy Says Carlos Condit's Tenacity Will Be His Downfall

Dan Hardy says he's going to walk through Carlos Condit on UFC 120 -- Photo by <strong>Esther Lin</strong>
Dan Hardy says he's going to walk through Carlos Condit on UFC 120 -- Photo by Esther Lin

"Skinny guy, tall, pale, screws his face up before a fight... He’s quite rangey, he’s not a bad kickboxer, 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 BudLite logo in the centre of the Octgon 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…I might even choke him out... After 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."

--Dan Hardy, the former #1 contender to the welterweight crown, talked to about his bout against Carlos Condit.


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