"I felt like it was my time to fight the other top 10 welterweights in the world, and they're in the UFC….To get a title shot I feel like I need to put together maybe three impressive wins. I feel like I'm definitely in the top five or six welterweights, but that remains to be seen, and I think fighting Martin Kampmann gives me a good chance to show what I can do…. Martin Kampmann is very well rounded, so I have to stay sharp in all aspects of my game. I imagine he's thinking the same thing…. He's very tough. He's a solid fighter…. I expect it to be very fast paced and all over the place. We both have similar strengths as far as our skill sets and I expect a very exciting fight."
-- The last man to hold the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) welterweight title, Carlos Condit, talks to MMA Fan House about now being able to fight the best 170-pound fighters in the world. "The Natural Born Killer" will make his Octagon debut against Martin Kampmann in the main event match at UFC Fight Night 18: "Condit vs. Kampmann" after the WEC recently dissolved its welterweight class. Be sure to see if Condit can hang with the big dogs during the Spike TV telecast that is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET on April 1 from the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee.