After two consecutive losses, Martin Kampmann is taking some time away from the Octagon. “I’m in no rush to get back to the cage” says the Hitman in an interview with MMA Junkie Radio.
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The fighter is rethinking his next steps as he now reaches a milestone “10 year anniversary as a professional fighter”. The Dane’s fist professional MMA bout was back at Viking Fight 3 – Rumble in the West in February of 2003.
“I feel burned out” says Kampmann that only had one bout in 2013, and no plans yet for 2014. The welterweight last battled Carlos Condit in a headliner at UFC Fight Night 27 in August, where he was stopped in round 4 with punches and knees.
“I’m not retiring yet” says the Dane who also lost his previous prior to Condit against Johny Hendricks in a viscous KO back in November of 2012 at UFC 154. The number 1 ranked Nordic Fighter has an overall record of 20 wins and 7 losses. He was on a three fight winning streak before running into Hendricks in a title contender eliminator.
“When I feel like coming back, I will come back” emphasises the Xtreme Couture fighter that now is looking at opportunities to coach and build affiliate gyms under his own Kampmann MMA program. His first affiliate was named as Kamikaze Punishment in Edmonton, Canada.
The fighter is also posting a series of instructional videos on his website martinkampmann.com. Here is an example, of a limp arm escape from halfguard, which he details using against Carlos Condit.