“I definitely feel I can catch him on the feet and catch him pretty good. At the same time, Johny’s evolved a lot. His boxing’s gotten a lot better, I was helping him get his stand-up better. He was helping me with my wrestling,” Martin said of their past experiences together. “We had a beneficial training relationship. One thing he did have, even when he was very raw, he’s got good power. So, of course, you can’t come in and leave too many holes.
"He’s a very strong guy, he’s got knockout power and combine that with some of the best wrestling pedigree in the UFC, I think you’re bound to succeed. Wrestling, I think, is the best background you can have for MMA. It’s an awesome background. That’s one of the reasons I’ve been working so hard on my wrestling.”
But despite any relationship the two shared in the past, Kampmann fully intends to do everything in his power to get the W.
“I’m still going to go in there for the kill, try to finish it, I’m sure he’s going to do the same to me,” said Kampmann. “I know this opponent way better than a lot of other opponents I’ve had, so I feel confident going into the fight. I know his wrestling’s good, I know his power’s good, I’ve trained with him before. It’s easy to train for, that’s a good thing. It’s easier to train for cause you know a lot of the strong points, but at the same time you can change a lot in a couple years.”
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