"... I really gave the victory away by trying to finish him with submissions and losing position because of it. It was a stupid mistake on my part and I am very disappointed in myself for such a poor performance. ... There are definitely flaws in the judging criteria but I'm not sure how to fix it. Best way is to not leave it to the judges. ... I don't know yet. Maybe [Dan] Hardy or [Matt] Serra. They are both coming out of losses as well, but really it could be anybody. I don't want to wait too long. I had no injuries after the fight, because [Jake Shields] didn't really do much but hug me. My only sore spot is my knee from hitting him in the head."
UFC welterweight Martin Kampmann talks to Riddum.com about his lackluster effort at UFC 121 against Jake Shields as well as who his next opponent may be. The "Hitman" was pegged to welcome the former Strikeforce middleweight champion to the big show but fell victim to the positional dominance Shields is so famous for. The judges were panned by critics for their evaluation of the fight but Kampmann sees no better alternative. Instead, he's looking forward to potential fights with Dan Hardy or Matt Serra. What do you think, Maniacs? Do you agree with the Dane on his assessment of the fight? Who would you like to see him throw hands with next? Have at it.