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UFC On FOX 21 “Strikezone” Predictions With Daniel Cormier, Kenny Florian

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Daniel Cormier and Kenny Florian offer up their thoughts on UFC on FOX 21 in this edition of “Strikezone.”

Cormier on Demian Maia vs. Carlos Condit:

“This is going to be a phenomenal fight. Condit has great striking. Maia wants to push you against the fence and drag you down to the mat and into his world of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. This fight has huge title implications. ”

Florian on Maia’s key’s to victory:

“He’s one of the best Brazilian jiu-jitsu artists to ever compete in the Octagon. He’s got to back Condit up, get the respect with his hands and get in grappling range. He’s got to vary his attack. He doesn’t want to be predictable. And key number three, he needs to land the takedown. If he gets you down, you’re not getting back up.”

Cormier on Condit’s keys to victory:

“He’s got to use his footwork and create space so Maia can’t get takedowns. He has to win the clinch and create some distance. His third key is he’s got to push the pace. He can go harder, longer over a five-round fight. If he pushes a hard pace, Maia can’t stay with that because won’t be comfortable on his feet.”