“It’s going to be a war. But there’s different kinds of wars. Of course I don’t want to play into his game and sit there and have a face-punching competition with Nick Diaz, but that doesn’t mean I can’t get in there and throw down. He’s a great standup fighter, but I think there’s going to be some opportunities for me to take some advantage of some things I’ve seen… It’s not just another fight. Diaz is the toughest guy that I’ve ever fought. It’s the biggest fight of my life, the biggest fight of my career, but I feel good. Preparation for this fight went really well, and I’m just ready to go in there and fight to the best of my ability and hopefully walk away with the title belt.”

— Carlos Condit talking to MMA Junkie about his interim welterweight title fight against Nick Diaz this weekend

Well, one thing’s for sure, it’s definitely going to be a war. Diaz and Condit are true fighters who never disappoint and never give up. My gut says Diaz takes Condit into deep waters and eventually drowns him like he has with past opponents, but Condit’s certainly capable of landing a stinging blow that could turn the tide at any given moment.

I got Diaz via 4th round TKO. Who you got?

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