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TALE OF THE TAPE

 

~Georges St-Pierre~ 22 wins, 8 KOs, 5 SUBs

 HT = 5' 10"

WT = 170 lb

REACH = 76"

Style:Kyokushin kaikan, Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Most memorable fight(s):

UFC 50 & 65 - Matt Huges

UFC 58 - BJ Penn

Ultimate Fighter 4 - Matt Serra

UFC - 74 - Josh Koscheck


 

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~Carlos Condit~ 28 wins, 13 KOs, 13 SUBs

 HT = 6' 2"

WT = 170 lb

REACH = 76"

Style:Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Most memorable fight(s):

UFC 120 - Dan Hardy

UFC 115 - Rory MacDonald

UFC - Nick Diaz

UFC 132 - Dong Hyun Kim

 

 

ANALYSIS: Remember the first fight that BJ Penn had with GSP? Well this fight with GSP and Condit will be the All Out War that should have happened in GSP vs Penn II < sans the vasoline >. Seriously the main difference between Penn and Condit, is that the Natural Born Killer Condit is tougher mentally and trains a hundred folds better than Penn who's six pack has gone 4 Loko, no where to be seen.

19 months have passed since GSP's last fight, this is the perfect scenario for a Condit upset IMO. GSP is a phenominal athlete and I expect him to be in great condition for this fight. And although his experience can carry him through for a victory I like what i see in his opponent.

Condit is an incredible fighter himself. GSP will find Condit to be a very good stand up fighter, a true striker with more impact than Penn. Condit's strikes will also be coming at GSP from a slightly higher angle, a more downward strike that will be more effective.

Also Condit uses his legs better than Penn at striking and defending. GSP could make an error in judgement from not having a tune up fight, and be caught in the wrong place for a knee or a kick to the head. 

GSP's keys to winning will be punishing his opponent on the ground and I like his chances there. But if Condit can keep his distance and do some damage before/if they go to the ground, I can definitely say that Condit has the firepower to connect a well placed blow for the potential TKO.

Again this could be the fight that we wanted to see happen in the GSP vs Penn II rematch. The difference will be the layoff for GSP and Condit's stand-up striking and leg use and the training desire that Penn didn't have. If Condit wins it will be in the early rounds, and if the fight goes further or even into the distance GSP will take the belt back and hopefully fight the Spider next!

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November 17, 2012  12:22 PM ET

I got a case of beer and 2 bags of snacks. Ready and waiting for this thing to go tonight!

November 17, 2012  02:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I got a case of beer and 2 bags of snacks. Ready and waiting for this thing to go tonight!

** Agreed

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November 18, 2012  02:59 AM ET
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MMA finally getting some love around here. WAR GSP!

** Although it seemed one sided Condit made GSP earn this victory, a bang for your buck fight IMO!

November 18, 2012  03:23 AM ET
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** Although it seemed one sided Condit made GSP earn this victory, a bang for your buck fight IMO!

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