Martin Kampmann sounds off on losses to Shields and Sanchez and looks forward to Rick StoryPosted on November 16, 2011, 10:51 PM by Trent Reinsmith
Martin Kampmann was on a 17-3 run before losing his last two UFC bouts in somewhat controversial decisions. At UFC 121 he lost a split decision to Jake Shields, he then followed that up with a unanimous decision loss to Diego Sanchez at UFC Live 3. Kampmann will look to get back on the winning track when he faces Rick Story this Saturday at UFC 139.
Kampmann spoke about those two losses to MMASucka, “The Shields fight was the fight I was the most disappointed in my performance. I think I did a lot of things wrong in that fight by doing stupid shit. He did win that fight by humping my leg for as long as he could. I gave that victory away by fighting a bad fight. With the Diego fight I made mistakes, but I still beat him up. His face was a wreck afterwards and he still has the scars to prove it. I definitely believe I won that fight and I got the better of him. I would love to avenge any one of those two losses because I think I’m the better fighter and I can beat any of those guys.”
Kampmann’s opponent on Saturday, was riding a six fight winning streak and was set to face Nate Marquardt on June 26. Marquardt was removed from that fight after his medical tests revealed elevated levels of testosterone. Last minute replacement, Charlie Brenneman walked away from that fight with a unanimous decision win.
Kampmann offered his take on Story and what he expects from Saturday’s fight, “He tries to take his opponents to the ground a lot. He is a wrestler by nature. I’m sure he is going to try and take the fight to the ground, but I’m prepared for that. I’m totally ready to counter or stuff the takedown. If it does go to the ground I’m very confident in my Jiu-jitsu skills too.” – for more see MMASucka.com
Further Reading: UFC 139 picks are open!