"It is a great fight and one I am already excited about. Condit is a former world champion who has only lost once in nearly five years, and that was on a split decision to top contender Martin Kampmann. He's a great opponent for me, after losing my UFC welterweight title challenge to Georges St-Pierre in March. I didn't want to drop too far down the pecking order and a win over Condit will make sure I stay right in the title mix. Carlos actually asked for the fight. He went to the UFC and requested me as his next opponent, I guess thinking that beating a world title challenger would look nice on his record. It is very much a case of 'be careful what you wish for' because I've taken it upon myself to do him a favour and beat the stupid out of him. I think I will get him out of there in the third, I think he won't be able to withstand the pace or the punishment late on in the fight. I will refine a game plan, but right now I am predicting a third round KO. I can also promise you'll see a new version of me in the Octagon come October, Outlaw 2.0."
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" tells the Nottingham Post that his recent loss to Georges St. Pierre has given him the blueprint for a successful return to the top of the welterweight mountain. 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?"