"I think [Bisping vs. Akiyama is] a tough fight. Akiyama came up against a Chris Leben who was on a roll, looking good and in shape already, and Akiyama wasn't able to show his best. It was still a great fight. I was there live and it was one of the best fights I've seen. He's a very tough fight for Mike, but having said that I'm very confident Mike will get the job done. There's no way somebody is going to come to London and put a beating on Mike in the main event. I'm confident in all my British team-mates. Mike will get the job done, John Hathaway's looking awesome. Fighting in London, all the Brits are going to bring their best. Nobody wants to get beaten in London, that's a low point of your career."
Former UFC welterweight number one contender Dan Hardy returns to the Octagon in front of a hometown crowd when he clashes with former WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit at the upcoming UFC 120 event on Spike TV from the O2 Arena in London, England. "The Outlaw" is hoping for a Team UK sweep as the Brits defend their home turf, but will the likes of Condit and Yoshihiro Akiyama play spoiler? And is Hardy still a relevant contender in the 170-pound division? Or a flash in the pan who's going to get deep-fried by "The Natural Born Killer?"