To say GSP went into 'safe mode' is a bit of a stretch. He did what he did in the 4th and 5th, the same as he did in the 1st and 2nd, and part of the 3rd.
He stood with condit, landed some good shots (as did carlos) and then as soon as he could tell condit was comfortable and not focussing on the shot then BAM, took him down.
It was a masterclass and to me, GSPs best performance for a very long time.
The thing that made the fight for me though was that unlike a lot of GSP fights in the past, I never felt like Condit was out of the fight. He was always looking dangerous from his back and every time GSP made the slightest error, Carlos would try and make something out of it.
I thought Carlos Condit gave a very good account of himself and I 100% believe he was GSPs toughest fight to date. The Fact that GSP couldnt get the finish has nothing to do with his lack of finishing ability and everything to do with Condits heart.