Martin Kampmann has been in the UFC since 2006 but is in the first two-fight losing streak of his career, and, as you might guess, that is something the “Hitman” does not enjoy
Kampmann, who meets Rick Story this Saturday night at UFC 139 in San Jose, California, has dropped decisions to Diego Sanchez and Jake Shields. Prior to those defeats, Kampmann had gone 4-1, including a win over Carlos Condit.
Now, with the prospects of possibly being cut from the premier MMA organization, Kampmann is looking to build off a win over Story this coming weekend.
“It sucks to have two losses on paper. Especially my last fight, I thought I won. I beat the snot out of Diego. It sucks to be on the wrong side of a decision,” said Kampmann, in a recent interview with UFC’s website. “(As for possibly being cut) I try not to focus on that. I don’t want to put more pressure on myself.”
Kampmann has enjoyed his life outside of Octagon over the past eight months, as his wife gave birth to a son, Xander. “I spend my spare time with him. I love it. It’s the greatest experience ever. You can’t describe it.”
Come Saturday night, however, a different Kampmann will be on display than the one Xander sees around home.
“I’m going to knock him out or submit him,” Kampmann said. “I don’t want a judges’ decision. I just want to finish the fight and get a win.”
Fans can catch Kampmann vs. Story on the UFC 139 PPV when it starts at 9:00 PM EST with preliminary pairings being show earlier on Spike TV and streaming through Facebook.
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