I firmly believe that Condit is the right guy to dethrone GSP at this point in GSP's career.
Condit is going to come into this fight extremely well rounded, with a ton of heart and precisely aggressive.
GSP is going to come in a little bit off his game, it's a very tall order to ask him to come in and compete against a guy as good as Condit on your first fight back after major knee surgery but alas this is the burden of a champion.
It's not that I think Condit is better than GSP (actually I do, very little but I do), I think Condit is just going to get GSP at an optimal time (for Condit) and he's got the right mix of ingredients to give GSP some problems.
I'm going to be very interested in seeing how Condit approaches the striking game, knowing that he's going to have to defend a takedown or be ready to fight off his back... I like Condit's power and I think he can stop GSP if he finds his chin with a good fist or elbow or kick..
If GSP lands the takedown (which I"m sure he will), it's going to be really interesting to see what GSP can do with him... Condit is the best MMArtist that GSP has ever fought in my opinion.. just because GSP outwrestled (in dominating fashion) guys who were on paper the better wrestler... doesn't mean he's going to be able to do that to Condit... Condit is very sneaky off his back and he doesn't take breaks... and again he is very well rounded so he's going to have some options as far as trying to go for certain things.. GSP will have to be ready for anything... and that's not something that he generally had to worry about in previous fights in which he easily controlled his opponent via the ground game... like with Hardy or Kos or Alves GSP didnt have to worry about being swept or submitted but he absolutely will have to be prepared for such tings against Condit..
"I don't want them to like me, because when I'm in the ring, punches fly to the face. It is not a tenderness time. I am not falling in love. And he knows that when the fight starts I kick faces."
"I think you should be able to kick in the head, itís a fun thing to do."