Former (and last) World Extreme Cagefighting Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit has not made the smoothest transition to the WEC’s big sister promotion, the UFC. He has gone 2-1, with a split decision loss to Martin Kampmann, a razor thin split decision win over Jake Ellenberger and a come-from-behind TKO win over Rory MacDonald on his UFC record. Condit recently called out UK welterweight slugger Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy and got his wish as the two will be squaring off on the main card of the upcoming UFC 120 event. After accepting the fight, Hardy issued a statement proclaiming Condit foolish for requesting the fight since the Brit will most assuredly defeat him when they meet. Condit recently spoke to ESPN.UK about the bout and responded to Hardy’s warning.
“I haven’t got anything against him, he’s a great fighter and he seems like a cool guy,” said “The Natural Born Killer.” “But I wanted to fight him because he breaks down real nice for my game, and he’s got status in the division. He was the No. 1 contender so it’s a big fight for me. We’ll see if I’m foolish on October 16. He’s definitely the most dangerous opponent I’ve fought so far, and he’s the toughest too. He’s definitely one of the top guys I’ve faced for sure.”
The Greg Jackson=trained fighter will certainly have his hands full with Hardy come UFC 120 but one would be hard-pressed to find fault in his attitude leading into the bout. Condit and Hardy will meet this October 16th in London, England at the O2 Arena. The fight card will play host to the first annual UK UFC Fan Expo and will also feature bouts between Yoshihiro Akiyama and Michael Bisping as well as John Hathaway and Mike Pyle. The fights will air in the US on tape delay through Spike TV.