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"Condit says it was 'nothing personal' when he went to the UFC and demanded a fight with me. It was, he said, purely business. No, Carlos. Calling me out, asking to fight me by name, does make it very personal. To go the UFC and say you want to fight someone in particular is to say: 'I can beat this guy, no problem, and further my career.' How can you not expect that to be taken personally? But this is very personal to me now. I am going to put a real beating on this guy. When he gets his flight back to the US, he will have trouble clearing customs because he will look nothing like his passport photo. Carlos is training with Greg Jackson, who no doubt is going to try and put another 'safety first' game plan together. He encourages his guys to take the low-risk route, which usually turns out to be quite strategic and a little boring. That will mess up Condit's natural instincts. I just don't think that a Greg Jackson game plan is suitable for Condit's style of fighting or his mentality as a fighter. Condit is called 'the Natural Born Killer' with reason and as soon as I drop him a couple of times, he will revert to his instincts and try to fight fire with fire. Carlos has got a lot of heart, no doubt about that. He will give everything he's got. But all of what he's got isn't just enough."
"The Outlaw" continues to crank up the anger, and trash talk, for his pivotal welterweight showdown with Carlos Condit at UFC 120, which will go down from the O2 Arena in London, England, on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010. Hardy is now miffed that the Greg Jackson-trained fighter requested the fight, which is apparently a sign of disrespect. No matter, the British slugger plans to make him pay on fight night be rearranging his mug. Unless, of course, "The Natural Born Killer" turns into the "The Natural Wet Blanket" and smothers the heavy-handed Hardy in an attempt to secure a "safe" win. More mind games from Hardy or does Condit really have it in him to just lay and pray in the biggest fight of his UFC career to date?