Few fighters have turned in back-to-back performances like UFC welterweight Martin Kampmann. “The Hitman” is fresh off a win this past Friday night over Jake Ellenberger where he was rocked early before coming back and had a similarly close brush with defeat a few months back against Thiago Alves in a bout where he also emerged with his hand raised.
The 20-5 Kampmann addressed the problem on Fuel TV in a post-fight interview where he started out light before acknowledging the seriousness of the issue.
“Next time I gotta have (coach) Ray Sefo knock me out in the back and then when I wake up I’ll go out and be ready to fight,” Kampmann began with a smile. “Same sh*t everytime…I’ve gotta get away from that habit. That’s a bad habit. That’s not a good move in the long run.”
The win was Kampmann’s third in a row and has put him at the top of the 170-pound heap alongside Johny Hendricks. Kampmann discussed the possibility of Hendricks, stating he liked Hendricks as a person after having trained with him some in the past and felt they would put forth an entertaining effort for fans if matched up against one another.
Check out the full interview below:
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MMATraining Take: As easily as Kampmann tends to cut and as shoddy as his jaw appears to be at times he DEFINITELY needs to work on eating shots early. A fight with Hendricks would be excellent and, given the way he handled Ellenberger who is in a lot of ways very similar to Hendricks, I could even see Kampmann coming away with another win.