Kampmann vows to finish Rick Story at UFC 139

by David Herbert | source: buddhasport.com
 

Kampmann feels he can efficiently stop Story’s takedown attempts and punish him on the feet, putting his precision and technical striking to good use as he clearly states during the course of our conversation. “His wrestling is definitely the strongest part of his game but I’m prepared for that. I’m not going to let him take me down. If he does get me to the ground, I will pop right back up and punish him. Nobody is ever going to hold me down.

After seeing how Story handled the Thiago Alves (23-7-0) fight, The Hitman believes the wrestler from South Oregon University will try to employ the same strategy against him. “I think he is going to use the same strategy against me as he did on Alves. I just gotta keep my back away from the cage. He put the pressure on against Thiago and pinned him to the cage. I can’t let him push me against the fence like that,” Martin said in response to being asked about his opposition’s gameplan

Furthermore, the Xtreme Couture based fighter sees a weakness in his opponent’s ability to fight from his back, which he feels was brought to light in his last performance against Charlie Brenneman (14-3-0). The problem is…it is quite difficult to get him there. “I think he showed some weaknesses off his back, so if I can get him down I can do damage and hopefully finish him but he’s got great takedown defense and it is even tougher to put him on his back,” the Danish kickboxer said. “When watching his fights, I wouldn’t just look at his mistakes and weaknesses. I also looked for his best performances and that’s what I prepare for. I am preparing for the best Rick Story, which is really what I do for every opponent,” he added.

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stonepony site profile image  

10/11/11 2:33 AM by stonepony

Kampman is technical, but he has trouble with aggressive sluggers like Story and McFedries. Rick Story won't be as easy to submit though.

Titanium Rhino site profile image  

10/11/11 12:57 AM by Titanium Rhino

He is good on the feet but Martin is very technical. If they are in the center of the cage, Kampmann can KO him. Story's hands are most dangerous when he has his opponent's back pressed against the cage. Story has only finished 2 of his 7 wins in the UFC. Should be interesting to see how Martin goes about finishing him. I think he can submit him!

stonepony site profile image  

10/11/11 12:42 AM by stonepony

Uh... Martin is awesome, but you must not have seen any of Story's fights if you think he can't compete on the feet. The guy is fierce.

Titanium Rhino site profile image  

10/11/11 12:18 AM by Titanium Rhino

WAR Hitman!

MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

10/11/11 12:07 AM by MasterofMartialArts

THIS I really disliked the Alves fight because he really stall for the majority of the fight. But let's not forget that every other fight was pretty exciting.

GriffinQ site profile image  

10/11/11 12:01 AM by GriffinQ

I truly love when people use ONE fight as the basis for a fighters entire career, especially when they were exciting in every other fight they were in.  

DamnSevern site profile image  

10/10/11 11:59 PM by DamnSevern

 Cool Story Mann

MoFiasco site profile image  

10/10/11 11:57 PM by MoFiasco

Huge fan of kampmann but story is gonna blanket him or stall against the cage. I hope kampmann surprises story by taking him down first

FryedTakayama site profile image  

10/10/11 11:17 PM by FryedTakayama

WAR Kampmann!!!