I don't recall anyone saying/implying that Condit's power matches Johny's, but if that's the case then fair play. I'd agree with you that Hendricks has the edge there. I think he just meant that it would be silly to stand and trade with Condit ala Dan Hardy, which is true. It's needlessly dangerous. Hendricks would actually be wise to mix in some wrestling against someone like Carlos.
I'll have to watch Condit vs. Rory again, as it's been a while. Did he not wobble Rory badly, score the takedown, and finish the fight from there? Like I said, I'll have to rewatch the fight as I could be making things up, lol.