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UFC Fight Booking Alert: Hardy vs. Condit, Gomi vs. Griffin



(Y’know, if you two got to know each other, you’d realize you aren’t so different after all.)

As first reported by MMA Weekly, Dan Hardy will return to the Octagon at UFC 120, tentatively slated for October 16th at the O2 Arena in London. After getting slept on for five rounds in his unsuccessful welterweight title grab against Georges St. Pierre in March, Hardy will look to rebound against Carlos Condit, who’s coming off a dramatic third-round TKO over Rory MacDonald at UFC 115; the stoppage came with seven seconds left in the final frame, and Condit would have likely lost the fight on points. No other fights have been reported for UFC 120, although the event is rumored to host the UFC’s first U.K. Fan Expo.

In other booking news, Tyson Griffin has stepped up to face Takanori Gomi at UFC on Versus 2 (August 1st, San Diego), replacing Joe Stevenson who suffered a knee injury in training. Griffin was most recently outworked by Evan Dunham at UFC 115, losing by split-decision. Gomi might be facing a must-win situation against Griffin, as he was choked out by Kenny Florian in his Octagon debut in March.

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TAIMOOR- August 2, 2010 at 10:53 am
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Flatt2u- July 9, 2010 at 2:02 pm
*I meant to post that last comment under FBF's comment about Paul Daley.
Flatt2u- July 9, 2010 at 2:01 pm
I completely agree with UFC's decision to cut daley, but as a fan, I feel cheated out of a Daley/Thiago Alves fight. Since that won't happen anytime soon, I'd like to see Hardy/Alves.

*Since I'm pulling improbable fights out of my ass, let me throw this out there:

I REALLY want to see the UFC sign Overeem, and lock him in a cage with Dos Santos.... Let them fight for "that spot" in the heavyweight title picture.
dranokills- June 29, 2010 at 12:03 pm
rock em sockem robots, yep I have em.
OhCanada27- June 29, 2010 at 9:36 am
I would have much rather seen a fight between Hardy and Anthony Johnson instead of this shit. Both guys lost to the champ and the number one competitor respectively, so it kind of makes sense. And I could definitely see the outcome of that one being a simultaneous punch, causing both of their heads to just pop off sometime in round one like those robots you had that you would battle with and their heads would pop off... you guys know those? Those robots? Guys??
kingmantis- June 29, 2010 at 9:23 am
Condit by limb mutilation.
Gomi by Hadoken.
Shamrock by Heel Hook.
dranokills- June 29, 2010 at 7:46 am
oh geez you hit hard bro......I'll do it, but that's just nasty... you pulled TITO's big head into this, you are evil :)

Yeah I'd love to show up drink some brews , watch a PPV and have a great time. I bet getting everyone worth getting together would be a huge thing.
Until then I drink to you....
Like in jaws when they get drunk and drink to each others scars:
"I drink to your leg!"

but you know just to get this started I have to say, you picked a lame duck my friend, conDIT ain't SHIT! (get it?) I am not in jeopardy of losing, but you will be a new hardy fan when it's all said and done....mmmhhmmm
fatbellyfrank- June 28, 2010 at 9:43 pm
Accepted, and if Condit wins you have to post TITO IS MY ROLE MODEL, and yeah friendly shit will be cool until the next noob shows up we can run a tag team on, but I definitely think we need to raise a brew in each others general direction, let me think, on days that end in Y

HERES TO MY BRO DRANO, I think its time the assembly of dads looked into a CP annual get together, not sure about logistics and shit, but I reckon it would be fucken ace to have all the regular contributors or registered users get together for a weekend where there was a fucken big PPV on, drink some brews, talk shit, watch fights, get so drunk we all love each other like brothers and sisters etc
I would definitely pull out all the stops to get to an event like that.
dranokills- June 28, 2010 at 9:20 pm
fatbellyfrank Says:
Tue, 06/29/2010 - 05:46

Drano, we're gonna have to agree to disagree on this one, I just can't warm to Hardy, he comes across as such a dick. I agree he displayed toughness and resilience normal humans cant even dream of in the GSP bout, but I just dont like him, as for chick fighters, yea Cyborg is a beast, but I now have a new found and enormous respect for Jan Finney. Gina Carano is still my absolute fave chick fighter, but thats got nothing to do with fighting abilities.
I guess we'll just have to raise a brew and hang shit on each other whatever the outcome of Condit/Hardy
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I think we can be civil, and still hang shit on the other about the results, no prob. a little friendly shit between us will be ok with me bud.
how about a kind of a wager? If you lose you have to say Hardy is THE FUCKING man...and if you win what do you want me to do?
budsellers- June 28, 2010 at 9:11 pm
imho, condit has better submission technique compared to gsp. if he can get hardy down, "nbk" will win this fight and earn himself a title shot against the winner of gsp vs fraggle. i doubt he can get either of those fighters on the ground, but i have been looking forward to fraggle vs condit for a while and beating hardy is the key to that fight happening.
DangadaDang- June 28, 2010 at 8:41 pm
I like Condit more as a person, but I don't see him winning this. Hes yet to really impress me in the Octagon...worked by Kampmann, judges gift in the Ellenberger fight, ref's gift in the Macdonald fight. Though I agree that Hardy is no knockout artist, he's at least beaten way better competition in the UFC than Condit has
fatbellyfrank- June 28, 2010 at 7:46 pm
Drano, we're gonna have to agree to disagree on this one, I just can't warm to Hardy, he comes across as such a dick. I agree he displayed toughness and resilience normal humans cant even dream of in the GSP bout, but I just dont like him, as for chick fighters, yea Cyborg is a beast, but I now have a new found and enormous respect for Jan Finney. Gina Carano is still my absolute fave chick fighter, but thats got nothing to do with fighting abilities.
I guess we'll just have to raise a brew and hang shit on each other whatever the outcome of Condit/Hardy
dranokills- June 28, 2010 at 6:13 pm
fatbellyfrank Says:
Tue, 06/29/2010 - 00:28

Please tell me Hardy wont display any of his trademark "humour" in the lead up to this bout
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oh my friend, I sure hope he does, I like Hardy, I like his sense of humor, and I like his skills.
I remember after he lost to GSP I said he had made a new fan out of me, and I would back him in his next fight no matter who they put him against, well here it is, and I'm 100% behind Dan hardy, I hope he knocks condit out so bad they take him out on a stretcher.
hardy is now my #1 fav fighter, and Cyborg is my fav female fighter


fatbellyfrank- June 28, 2010 at 5:38 pm
If Daley hadn't commited career suicide after his fight with Fraggle, that wouldn't be a bad match up, but you'd probably get the teammates who dont wanna fight argument.
@ Jim HarbaughSc, I'm not suggesting he has one punch knock out power, but his strength is his standing game. Agree with Getoffme, we'll probably see em give the fence a workout, but IMO this is a potential slobberknocker, especially with Hardy on home turf.
CungwantsCookies- June 28, 2010 at 4:31 pm
out of 23 wins, 11 by ko or tko, and one submission to punches. thats decent power.

i dont think anyone's accusing him of being able to bust people's teeth out with the mouth piece in like marciano, but hes got some pop in there.
Jim Harbaugh Scramble- June 28, 2010 at 3:55 pm
What is the deal with the Dan Hardy KO power myth?

Don't buy into what they were selling in UFC primetime.

He has 1 ko win in the UFC over Rory Markham (who was easily put down by Diaz).

Hardy is one of the most overrated fighters in the game right now.

Condit takes this easy.
Dick_Misanthropenis- June 28, 2010 at 3:10 pm
Somebody should tell Dan to take the ball-gag out of his mouth before he starts fighting. At least he doesn't come out in his leather gimp suit.

Carlos looks like he's making his best deep throat face.
CungwantsCookies- June 28, 2010 at 2:37 pm
FBF-condit CAN stand and bang with hardy, but he probably wouldnt remember who the hell he is afterwards, so i see him going for the takedown early and often.

which begs the question....who do you guys think would be good fireworks style matchup for hardy?
fatbellyfrank- June 28, 2010 at 2:33 pm
@bierergoggles, yeah, the armbars (and general wretling clinic) he took of GSP were pretty sick, so agreed, I dont see him getting submitted, I'd like to see Hardy in a stand'n'bang battle and lets see how much he can dish out.
Get Off Me- June 28, 2010 at 2:31 pm
@bierergoggles
It's a good contrast you underlined between knowledge and reality(Codit's knowledge and every fighters reality when they face GSP on the ground)
I could see this fight ending up in the clinch against the fench many times, maybe an elbow or left hook from Hardy ends it.


Hardy is going to win this fight based purely on the fact that the last time he was in the Octagon, his oppenent with GSP. For the betting enthusiasts, think in your head the last time a fighter posts a loss after losing a Championship fight.


CungwantsCookies- June 28, 2010 at 2:30 pm
i see condit/hardy as pretty even IF hardy has continued working on takedown defense. otherwise condit may well wear his ass out on the ground a la GSP.

both guys have great chin
hardy is a better striker-condit is better on the ground
pretty classic matchup.

gomi/griffin-DW is doing everything he can to prove fighters from japanese promotions are a rung below his guys. how many of these guys has he brought in from pride/dream/WVR and given a can to dominate? i cant think of any.
fatbellyfrank- June 28, 2010 at 2:28 pm
Please tell me Hardy wont display any of his trademark "humour" in the lead up to this bout
bierergoggles- June 28, 2010 at 1:54 pm
While Condit has proven to be an exciting, gritty and versatile fighter, I see this as being Hardys fight to lose. Condit is a decent striker, but most of his KO/TKO wins have come by means of knees or kicks and to fighters well below Condits league. When he is forced into a scrap with an opponent who is on the same competitive level as himself, he relies more heavily on his exceptional grappling game. While I think its fair to say that Condits submission knowledge is greater then that of St. Pierre, his grappling is not. If Hardy can last 5 rounds being dominated on the mat by a grappler of GSP's caliber and not get submitted, Condit should be a walk in the park.

Hardy has shown he is obviously lacking in the grappling department and his take down defense is average at best. What he does have however is effective defensive striking that will more then likely keep Condit from swarming to get inside for a take down, and offense striking that will keep Carlos at a distance relying on his kicks. That being said Hardy has a heck of a chin, and I do not see him getting rocked by anything Condit can throw at him. As long as Dan can keep his wits about him and avoid swarming Condit allowing him to pull guard, he should be able to win this fight any day of the week.
eviltwin- June 28, 2010 at 1:52 pm
By 'slept on' do you mean 'slipped in?'
jgrant- June 28, 2010 at 1:44 pm
Wow the UFC clearly has it out for Gomi.
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