Martin Kampmann doesn't want Georges St. Pierre to vacate the title -- he wants to take it from him

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"I'm definitely thinking a win puts me closer to a title. Right now I'm focused winning on one fight at a time. Even so, I want to fight Georges (St. Pierre), he's the best guy, I'd rather fight him for the title than if he gives it up [to go to welterweight]. If I was fighting for the title, he's the guy I'd wanna fight because he's the best."

Martin Kampmann is ready to get "one step closer" to the welterweight title when he takes on Diego Sanchez tomorrow night (March 3) at the UFC on Versus 3 event in Louisville, KY. The Dane looked not-so-great in his task of welcoming former Strikeforce Champion Jake Shields to the Octagon when they butted heads last October and while "The Hitman" was outgunned in his split decision loss, his defeat had more to do with his gameplan than it did his skill set. The loss was just his second as a welterweight, having previously been mugged by the now-exiled Paul Daley at UFC 103 back in 2009. Can he achieve his dream of fighting division champion Georges St. Pierre starting with a win over Sanchez at the Yum! Center? Or will the "Nightmare" continue for Kampmann on Thursday night?

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