I like Condit a LOT!....but man..... BJ's a tough draw for anyone... If BJ's got his head on straight this fight could be dynamite!!!
My concern as a Condit fan is that I wonder if he can take a punch from BJ and continue to be effective. I don't think he has the boxing to stand and trade with BJ in that discipline.... Muy Thai is a different animal....but I am concerned that he may get clipped early in the fight, before Penn's (typically) poor cardio comes into play...and find himself at the wrong end of BJ's heavy hands.
And if the fight goes to the gound?....wow!! If it's early in the fight when it happens, it's hard to imagine BJ getting submitted...which means it's condit on the wrong end of things again.
Having said all this.... I think Condit has the capability to win this fight. ...certainly via decision....but if the fight is stopped....well....Hughes is the only guy to ever get a TKO stoppage other than the GSP fight where the corner threw in the towel, which I think is technically a TKO stoppage....anyway... Penn has never been submitted has he? he's just to slick on the ground.. so....Condit via UD after 3 is my pick.
"He's just a regular guy, just another guy, we both weigh the same......but he finds a way to win, and I admire it." - Chael Sonnen 07/07/12