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Martin Kampmann doesn’t like getting humped

Our favorite Danish thing other than a pecan apple danish is Danish MMA fighter Martin Kampmann. He’ll be fighting some seriously tough opposition in Rick Story this Saturday at UFC 139, and a loss will drop him into the dreaded 3-fight losing streak zone where many fighters find themselves getting cut from the organization. Sucks to be him, especially when you consider his last two losses to Diego Sanchez and Jake Shields were razor thin at best and outright judging incompetence at worst.

We’ve already covered Martin Kampmann’s bitter, bitter thoughts on Diego Sanchez’s bitchitude. Now let’s hear what he has to say about the Jake Shields loss via an interview with MMA Sucka:

“The Shields fight was the fight I was the most disappointed in my performance. I think I did a lot of things wrong in that fight by doing stupid shit. He did win that fight by humping my leg for as long as he could. I gave that victory away by fighting a bad fight.”

“For the most part wrestlers take people down and lay on them. That is how I lost to Jake Shields. I was kneeing Jake in the face and in the body. I had a solid submission attempt with a choke. He landed one punch on me in that entire fight and he didn’t once try to submit me. He won the fight by getting on top of me and humping my leg. I think the current scoring system favors wrestlers too much. You can punch a guy ten times in the face, but if he takes you down and cuddles with you, they give the round to that guy. It is what it is.”

Martin follows this up by saying he’s taken that into account and has been working dilligently to improve his wrestling. A good thing considering Rick Story is one of those cuddly wrestler dudes who also likes giving guys consciousness-separating fist kisses while on the ground.

I’m not about to disagree with Kampmann’s observations regarding those last two decisions, but at the same time we all know how judges score fights and you gotta work around that bullshit. Kampmann’s biggest problem isn’t the judges, it’s his willingness to keep the fight where his opponent wants it. If Kampmann fights Story the same way, he’s liable to be pissed off at a third guy who won ‘even though they didn’t deserve to.’

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Considering this is at least his second run with the UFC, it’s pretty sad that he’s just starting to figure this out now.  He clearly deserves the losses.

    Let’s hope he does pull it together, because he has some other skills if he can get the positional control to use them.

  • frickshun

    While I agree that top control is too heavily factored into scoring, it’s equally weak to not be able to get out from the bottom or throw up meaningful subs. Maybe what Can’tman reall wants is a bunch of draws on his record.

  • FilmDrunk

    For as good as Goldberg always tries to tell me Martin Kampmann’s striking is, I’ve always been more impressed by his submission $killz.

  • P W

    “Kamp” in Danish means “fight” or “battle”, so basically his American name would be “Marty Fightman”. Not too shabby.

  • ghostboner

    Kampmann is awesome and you clowns are out to lunch. Both of those decisions were highway robbery. No way in hell did Kampmann deserve to lose either of those. Granted, he should have won both by tko long before the final bell, but he def did not deserve to get cecil peoplesed twice.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    I don’t wanna hear ‘awesome’ in relation to a welterweight (3 years) in the UFC who’s just now realizing being on the bottom loses.  Does not compute.

  • ghostboner

    You can’t become a world class grappler overnight, I’m sure he realized it long ago and has been working on it all along. Sorry DJ Kampmann is super mega awesome. Your new pic is pretty good too.

  • ghostboner

    This is the same Jake Shields who ate Hendo’s best shot and then humped his way through 5 rounds against an olympic level wrestler and former 205lb champ. Kampmann beat Shields worse than anyone we’ve seen, including the guy who just knocked out Fedor, and GSP.

  • Letibleu

    why did the font change for ghosterection? Copy paste from somewhere?

  • iamphoenix

    is this what mma math does? Make people retarded?

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Yeah.  But hey, he likes Marty Fightman, and I can understand that.  Marty’s just dumb as Great Dane shit with nothing to compensate.

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