Saturday, January 17, 2009

Kampmann is Ready for 170

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After a disappointing showing in his last appearance, newly minted welterweight Martin Kampmann wanted somebody, anybody to fight. It didn’t matter if it was at 170 or 185 pounds – he just wanted another chance.

“I (expletive) up, and don’t (expletive) up next time” was the lesson Nate Marquardt taught him at UFC 88.

Going into his fight with Alexandre Barros, Kampmann seems to be more concerned about the Brazilian’s southpaw stature than how he fights. Since Vitor Belfort has been kicking around Xtreme Couture, he’s gotten more time to acquaint himself to a lefty, but it’s still a learning process. He's been working with resident boxing coach Gil Martinez, who holds the mitts southpaw as he tries to adjust.

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