Kampmann: I've got to taste my blood

by Derek Bolender | source: mmajunkie.com

Martin Kampmann and his clutch heroics were on display again this past Friday as he authored a second consecutive you've-gotta-be-kidding-me triumph by knocking out surging contender Jake Ellenberger at TUF Live Finale.

It's time to let the healing process begin.

"It would be nice to get in a couple fights where I'm not getting beat up first." Kampmann joked on MMAjunkie.com Radio.

"The first knockdown at the beginning of the fight was more of a flash knockdown," he said. "It didn't really hurt that much. I think he caught me with some better shots in the second round that rocked me more, but didn't knock me down."

"I want to fight for the title. That's what I want. I want to fight Carlos Condit, or I want to fight GSP. That's who I want to fight. And I think I earned the spot. But if I have to fight Johny to get there, then I guess that's what I'll have to do. The title is what I want to fight for."

He's also decided to go ahead and have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee that has been hampering him.

"I wanted to get it done a couple of fights ago, but I kept getting good fight offers," Kampmann said. "I kept fighting.

"I only feel it when I bend it. When I bend my knee sometimes, it will click. It's just a minor bug. It's nothing. I could still fight with it, but it's something that, more than anything, it bugs me in training. It doesn't bug me when I'm fighting."

"When I started fighting, I was a quick starter. I used to be in people's faces right away, but now lately, I'm kind of a slow starter.

"I've got to taste my blood a little bit to get fired up. I don't know where that change came, but I want to get back to my old ways."

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BzGrappla site profile image  

6/5/12 2:14 PM by BzGrappla

man i have never really said this.. but if i was an mma fighter and wanted to pick a style.. it would be his.dude is legit

Brigham site profile image  

6/5/12 12:24 PM by Brigham

Nobody makes him taste his own blood

HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe site profile image  

6/5/12 12:23 PM by HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe

I don't get it, clay guida is boring as fuck. The only exciting fights he's been in, he was forced into by his opponent.

Rival School site profile image  

6/5/12 10:58 AM by Rival School

My wife has this same philosophy

stonepony site profile image  

6/5/12 10:32 AM by stonepony

He's going to lose, maybe not to Carlos, or Nick, but to Georges. But, it won't really matter if he keeps putting on exciting fights. People like him, or, Diego Sanchez, or Clay Guida, can lose and lose and lose, but they'll keep a contract.

msteele05 site profile image  

6/5/12 10:21 AM by msteele05

Kampmann needs to hold on to this intensity. He’s winning fights, making money, and putting on amazing shows. I hope he doesn’t change anything.

Walnuts site profile image  

6/5/12 8:31 AM by Walnuts

I like his style.