UFC Quick Quote: Dan Hardy aiming for second round knockout of Carlos Condit

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"Condit's not got the athleticism or the wrestling to do what St. Pierre did to me. I think it's safe to say that St. Pierre also has better Jiu-Jitsu as well. Although he was able to take me down, and he was able to control me for the most part of the fight, he wasn't able to submit me. If you take Condit into account, he's not got the strength or the wrestling to take me down, and if it does get to the ground he's not got the ability to submit me either... I don't see what his options are in the fight. He certainly doesn't want to stand and trade with me because if he hits me I'll smile at him and if I hit him he's going to hit the deck. It's just a rough night for him. I don't see how he can win... Greg Jackson is notorious for enforcing the kind of game plans where people fight safe, do the right things and take low risks and try to just win the fight. Carlos is the kind of guy that does like to push the pace, he likes to work for a finish, and it's his tenacity that gets him into a lot of the fights. If working with Greg Jackson, he's put a game plan together and he no longer has that tenacity, then I don't really know what else he's got. He's not technical or powerful enough to win the fight in any other way... I'm thinking early second round knockout. I'm going to wear him down in the first round, and beat him up. At the start of the second round, I'm going to either catch him with a shot and he's going to be knocked unconscious or he'll go to the floor and I'm going to choke him out."

With UFC 120: "Bisping vs. Akiyama" quickly approaching, Dan Hardy has a precious few days left to verbally prod his co-main event opponent Carlos Condit. "The Outlaw" told The Independent that Condit isn't athletic enough or strong enough to control him the ways GSP did. Probably an accurate statement. Hardy also took a jab at Greg Jackson's game planning in suggesting that Jackson-trained fighters often take the safest route to victory. Another comment that seems likely. Dan closed things out with a friendly prediction of how the fight will end ... Hardy by KO in the 2nd. Will he be right about that last comment? Is Hardy too much for Condit to handle?

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