UFC welterweight Martin Kampmann will have his eye on the Octagon this weekend at UFC 158 given the number of top shelf 170-pounders poised to face off at the event. One bout in particular he’ll be watching is the main event and not just because champion Georges St-Pierre is putting his gold up for grabs. Rather, Kampmann is seeking a shot at GSP’s opponent – Nick Diaz – at some point this summer.
Kampmann recently revealed his interest in the rumble via Facebook, also pointing to Tarec Saffiedine as another adversary he was interested in.
“No fights lined up yet, but I would like to get one this summer against Strikeforce champ Saffiedine or Diaz after GSP beats him up,” wrote Kampmann, adding, “If Diaz pulls it off I will be happy to fight GSP as well. I would actually prefer that.”
The 30-year old Dane, who is nursing a sprained thumb, is 20-6 in his career with fifteen finishes. He was last seen suffering a knockout loss to Johny Hendricks in November, snapping a three-fight run in the process including stoppages of Thiago Alves and Jake Ellenberger.
Diaz (26-8) has come out with his hand raised in eleven of his last twelve tilts. Meanwhile, Saffiedine holds an overall record of 14-3 including an impressive outpointing of Nate Marquardt earlier this year.
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