Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Martin Kampmann Says GSP Should Be Thanking Him

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

UFC Welterweight contender Martin Kampmann spoke with this week and made it clear that he'd like a shot at the UFC Welterweight Championship after Georges St. Pierre and Carlos Condit fight in November.

Kampmann fights Johnny Hendricks on the same card and with a win, wants the next shot:

“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.”

“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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