Ahead of his co-main event scrap with Carlos Condit at UFC 120 later this month, welterweight fighter Dan Hardy has offered up his assessment of his opponent.
As usual the Brit is heading into the fight full of confidence and appears not to be overly impressed with what Condit brings to the table.
“He’s not done anything in his career which is spectacular,” he tells UK newspaper, The Telegraph. “What he’s done is grind out and tough-guy his way to a lot of wins over a lot of very good opponents.”
Hardy doesn’t believe that style of fighting is going to bode well for Condit in this fight.
“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. ”
According to ‘The Outlaw’ the battle is likely to be fought in the center of the octagon with him landing the deciding blows.
“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.”
Hardy seems quite dismissive of Condit which could be dangerous as he is proven time and again that he’s not a fighter to be taken lightly.
This is Hardy’s standard M.O before a fight though, and behind the bravado I think the reality is that he is taking Condit very seriously indeed.
Watch the full interview with Hardy below.