Dan Hardy and Carlos Condit have remained relatively respectful of each other's talents ahead of their UFC 120 co-main event, but that has all changed as the Briton tore into his rival's defensive weaknesses in a pre-fight interview.
"Welcome to England Carlos," said Hardy just two days before fight night. "I'm gonna knock you out, stamp your passport, and send you back home."
"He's gonna step in there thinking he can fight me like he has fought everybody else, and I'll hit him one time and change his mind - if he's still awake. I could beat him any day of the week, whenever, wherever. I don't see anything in his game that concerns me. He's not gonna hurt me with his striking, if he even lands a punch."
"He's scrappy and he's wild. I could close my eyes and throw a punch in any direction and it would still hit him in the face."
"He needs to be sitting down with his coach and figuring what else he can do for a career. This is the top of the ladder, this is as far as he goes, send some job applications out for something else."
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