Kampann: GSP owes me a thank you

by Duane Finley | source: bleacherreport.com

"For sure I believe a win over Hendricks gets me the title shot," Kampmann said. "I feel I should have been given the shot a long time ago. I have fought some of the best welterweights in the world and every single fight I get is against one of the top contenders.

"I'm doing GSP a favor because I'm beating all the tough guys in the division. He should be sending me thank-you letters."

On the same night Kampmann faces Hendricks, St. Pierre and Carlos Condit will battle to unify the divisional titles. With GSP on the sidelines, the UFC instituted an "interim" title which Condit currently holds. Kampmann doesn't give any validity to the interim strap and he's happy the belt he wants, is finally going to be back in play.

"GSP is coming back and is going to fight Condit in November," Kampmann said. "They are going to connect the two belts but obviously GSP has the real belt. He has the one that counts. Obviously I want to fight for the belt, but I'd rather fight for the real one. That is the one I want."

Kampmann also doesn't believe St. Pierre has "cleaned out" the division and offered an alternative solution to the proposed "super fight" with Silva.

"I don't know why GSP is so anxious to get knocked out by Anderson Silva," Kampmann said. "If he wants to get knocked out, he can just take a fight with me."

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Lobo8 site profile image  

9/11/12 11:05 AM by Lobo8

Its funny how much better gsp is than everybody, he may not be much of a finisher but he is on another level. Maybe these guys will catch up to him when he starts slowing down.

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9/11/12 10:50 AM by bhealthy

very very good post. keep up tha realness

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9/11/12 10:32 AM by iamarealamerican

gsp will spank him

YourMomMadeMeTap site profile image  

9/11/12 9:32 AM by YourMomMadeMeTap

An incredibly close fight when the title is on the line and he isn't top 10?

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9/11/12 8:31 AM by UGCTT_THE Kevin Chandler

  And someone mentioned the Daley fight.  And I hear ya, he got worked by a PRIME Daley, but he took every shot Semtex threw and walked away completely concious.  That dude's chin might be one of the best in the business. WAR KAMPMANN!

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9/11/12 7:40 AM by WRESTLENOW

i fear for all of the welterweights out there;Johny hendricks is an absolute beast and people overlook him WAYYY too much, he is going to dismantle kampmann in shocking fashion and then take out GSP. that is if GSP even manages to beat condit, which i dont know that he will.GSP is in his 30s now, has had 1 TERRIBLE fight in 2 years where he got outstruck by jake "eye pokes" shields and had a crippling injury. people who are around sports know that a full ACL tear will NEVER be 100%. GSP is hurt, GSP is scared, there is blood in the water and the sharks are circling.

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9/10/12 3:49 PM by DoomFarmer

Why do you continue to look past Kampmann?

Focker101 site profile image  

9/10/12 3:20 PM by Focker101

Why do people continue to look past Hendrick'sGoing to be a rough night for Mr Kampmann

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9/10/12 3:20 PM by Focker101

Why do people continue to look past Hendrick'sGoing to be a rough night for Mr Kampmann

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9/10/12 3:04 PM by kingkoopa

I'd like to see Gsp vs either Hendricks or ellenburger and kampmann vs Diaz 1st Definitely not against kampmann lobbying for a Gsp match tho