Martin "The Hitman" Kampmann.
When Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) holds an event, you can be damn sure there's a decision on the card that everyone disagrees on. Whether that be Carlos Condit vs. Nick Diaz at UFC 143 or Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson at UFC 144, it happens almost every time.
So here's a novel concept: finish your fight.
I know, I know; a fighter shouldn't have to win one way just to avoid getting screwed going the other way. But all judges aren't created equal and scoring is still, unfortunately, subjective.
That's why Martin Kampmann, who will compete in the main event of UFC on FX 2 this Fri., March 2, 2012, in Sydney, Australia, against Thiago Alves, is tired of decisions and just plans to go out and finish his opponent.
So he tells Heavy MMA in a recent chat:
"I'm going to finish this fight. I'm tired of these decisions, and I'm going to finish Thiago. He's a tough guy and he's beaten some of the best fighters in the welterweight division. He's defeated Matt Hughes, Josh Koscheck, and I definitely believe he's one of the better fighters in the weight class."
With the welterweight division in a state of upheaval, Kampmann is an interesting case. He's 5-3 since moving down to 170-pounds in Jan. 2009, good but not great.
But two of those losses -- Jake Shields and Diego Sanchez -- came thanks to highly controversial decisions. Hey, that's probably why he hates them so much! But had he emerged victorious in those bouts as so many feel he should have, it's entirely possible he's fighting for a title shot.
Making this even more interesting is the fact that current Interim Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit's one loss inside the Octagon came against none other than "The Hitman." And even that was a controversial decision.
All this means nothing if Kampmann loses to Alves on Friday night, so let's not get ahead of ourselves but with his win over Condit resting comfortably in his stack of ammunition, the Dane surely knows the stakes are high. Another win could put him in a prime position.
Anyone think we'll eventually see Kampmann vs. Condit part deux? Does anyone want to, for that matter?