UFC 171: Carlos Condit Believes Tyron Woodley’s Skill Set Not as “Diverse” as Former Interim Champ’s
By FCF Staff
Carlos Condit may have lost two of his last three fights, but since both defeats came versus former champ Georges St. Pierre and #1 welterweight contender Johny Hendricks, the rugged vet remains in title contention. In fact, if Condit can defeat Tyron Woodley at UFC 171 this Saturday, the former interim champ is expected to challenge for the title next.
In Woodley, Condit will face a decorated wrestler who has well documented stopping power, as evidenced in his recent wins over Jay Hieron and Josh Koscheck. While Condit is expecting a tough challenge from the Strikeforce vet, he recently told UFC.com that his tool kit is more complete than his next opponent’s.
“Tyron is a great, great fighter with a lot of talent – he’s really hungry right now,” said Condit. “He’s very good at what he does, but I don’t think he has as diverse of a skill set as I do and I think being able to get in there, mix it up, and keep him guessing is what’s going to help me come out on top.
“Whether this was a fight on the prelims or a title eliminator like it could be for me, I would go out there, perform to the best of my ability, and try to finish my opponent in spectacular fashion.”
UFC 171 will be hosted by the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas and will feature Hendricks taking on Robbie Lawler for the vacant welterweight title.