MMASucka – It was obviously a war, what were your thoughts on the fight?
Kampmann – I don’t know if I’d call it a war, because it wasn’t really a fight. He was just trying to hold me down. I think I made some stupid mistakes and those are what cost me the fight. I could have won the fight, but I made mistakes like trying to get the choke when I should have stayed up. He was just riding off the clock and staying on top.
MMASucka – Do you feel like you did enough to get the win?
Kampmann – I could see some people thinking I won it, because I definitely think I did more damage. He didn’t do any damage to me and I hurt him with knees and a lot to the body as well. The second round they could’ve given me for the knock down and the third round was kind of half and half. I controlled the first half of the round and the rest I went for a stupid choke where I should have just stayed on top and that kind of gave the round away. That was when he got on top of me and took my back. I could see why he won, because he was on top and it looked like he was controlling the fight, but you know it’s up to the judges. I’m more disappointed in myself because I could’ve won it. I’d love to fight him again!
MMASucka – What was your game plan going into the fight? Did you want to keep it standing as much as possible?
Kampmann – I definitely wanted to keep it standing and as long as I’m on top on the ground game I don’t mind being on the ground. For some reason I felt the pressure to try and finish him. I was going for that choke too much on him and I shouldn’t have done that. I’ve been working on it a lot and catching a lot of people in training, so I guess I thought I could’ve gotten it. Looking back at it I should have just controlled top position and pounded away, and that would have won me the fight. Sometimes in the heat of the moment you make bad decisions and do stupid things.
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