Recently UFC Welterweight Martin Kampmann has been out of the news after enjoying a short run as contender of the month. Following his alarming knockout of Jake Ellenberger last June, he was put into a tough bout with new title contender Johny Hendricks. The results, as we all know, were not in his favor as he was knocked out in a mere 46 seconds.
Now, he is back , at least in audio form, appearing on today’s edition of BJPenn.com Radio, and he’s looking to fight a man who’s been the center of attention in MMA as of late. ‘The Hitman’ came out with some choice words for Nick Diaz:
“I’d be happy to fight him,” said Kampmann. “He’s still got a ton of hype behind him, and he’s ranked in the top-10, so that would be a good win for me, and I’d love to beat his ass.”
“More than anything, I’d like to fight a top-10 opponent, so guys like Diaz, Saffiedine, but also Condit could be a possibility. We fought before and had a great match, and it would be fun to do it again.”
So Kampmann has a list of top-level contenders in his sights, and he very well may get a bout with one of them. It would be very hard to deny that a fight pitting Kampmann versus Nick Diaz or Carlos Condit would be an exciting co-main event for an upcoming card.
But can he back up his strong words of beating Nick Diaz? Perhaps Nick Diaz cannot deal with great wrestlers, but that’s never been the focus of Kampmann’s game. We can probably rest assured that it would be quite the back-and-forth striking war. Who would come out on top in this enticing tilt? Let me know what you think below.