Martin Kampmann will likely earn himself a future UFC welterweight championship match if he can defeat Johny Hendricks at UFC 154.
Kampmann (20-5), who is coming off a victory over Jake Ellenberger that gave him a third straight victory, believes that he is on the cusp of contending.
Georges St-Pierre, the current UFC welterweight champion, will be facing interim champ Carlos Condit on the same card. Rumors, however, of a potential GSP vs. Anderson Silva super-fight have already started to overshadow the GSP-Condit contest.
Kampmann, for one, believes St-Pierre doesn’t stand a chance against the UFC middleweight champion, as he told Bleacher Report recently.
I don’t know why GSP is so anxious to get knocked out by Anderson Silva. If he wants to get knocked out, he can just take a fight with me.
Kampmann actually defeated Condit back when the two met in 2009. He was stopped by Paul Daley in his next fight, but has since gone 5-2. The losses came at the hands of Diego Sanchez and Jake Shields.
I believe a win over Hendricks gets me the title shot. I feel I should have been given the shot a long time ago. I have fought some of the best welterweights in the world and every single fight is against one of the top contenders.
Of his 20 career victories, eight have come by way of knockout, while another seven are of the submission variety.
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