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GSP planning to lose by KO to Condit, is bringing in Dan Hardy to train

Best80smovieRAD2011-10-02 05:29:11 +0000 #1

UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre is calling on a former foe to help get him ready to rumble against Carlos Condit at UFC 137 on Oct. 29 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dan Hardy, to be specific.

"The Outlaw" knows a thing or two about fighting Condit, as the two 170-pounders made hay while the sun shined at UFC 120 back in October 2010.

He also knows a thing or two about getting knocked clean out, which is what happened at the hands of "The Natural Born Killer" when they traded blows last year across the pond. The defeat to Condit was loss number two in his current four-fight skid, which makes Hardy's addition to the TriStar training camp an unusual choice.

Then again, St. Pierre said he was adding "intensity."

Hardy, who was submitted by Chris Lytle at UFC on Versus 5 just last month, struggled against the wrestling-based attack of Anthony Johnson prior to that in his UFC Fight Night 24 bout earlier this year.

In fact, he hasn't won a fight since taking a judge's decision from Mike Swick at UFC 109 back in 2009.

How about it fight fans, what do you make of the newest addition to the St. Pierre training camp? Can the talented but down-on-his-luck Hardy help "intensify" the daily operations? Or was this a miscalculation at a critical point in the "Rush" camp?

Opinions, please.

RPD2011-10-02 05:45:43 +0000 #2
So he brought in an overrated striker that got put to sleep by his upcoming opponent to HELP him train? I don't follow the logic.
Best80smovieRAD2011-10-02 06:02:14 +0000 #3

Originally Posted by RPD

So he brought in an overrated striker that got put to sleep by his upcoming opponent to HELP him train? I don't follow the logic.

imagine how Hardy must of looked at it when he got the call.
BulldogWrestler2011-10-02 06:25:46 +0000 #4
Pretty sad imo.

But whatever. Im not sure that Hardy is going to affect GSP's gameplan in the slightest bit.
Roundhouse2011-10-02 06:54:42 +0000 #5
I think people are reading way too much into this. It's not like Hardy is coming in to come up with George's game plan, or actually train him for the fight.

GSP has added a borderline (ok maybe I'm pushing it) top 10-15 WW to work as a training/sparring partner. That's not a bad thing. It's not like GSP will turn into Hardy by osmosis, he's quite simply a quality training partner. Anyone disputing that is just sensationalizing.
Best80smovieRAD2011-10-02 05:47:11 +0000 #6
i'm just curious what Hardy has to offer opposed to say Rory Macdonald

Hardy was out pretty quick where as Rory was in there for awhile to judge more on what Condit brings. Rory is there already, what does Hardy really bring? seems more like this benefits Hardy



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