Martin Kampmann wants summer fight with Tarec Saffiedine or Nick Diaz 'After GSP beats him up'

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FastKnockout
3/11/13 11:15:55AM
UFC welterweight contender Martin Kampmann doesn't have a fight lined up yet, but he has a couple of former Strikeforce fighters in mind as possible opponents.

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airkerma
3/11/13 11:19:57AM
Both are cool fights, but I wonder what Diaz will do if he loses to GSP
postman
3/11/13 11:40:19AM

Posted by airkerma

Both are cool fights, but I wonder what Diaz will do if he loses to GSP



Get an immediate shot at the 185 belt.
oForrestGriffino
3/11/13 12:45:24PM
Id rather see him fight Tarec. I dont think hed last long with Nick.
Pookie
3/11/13 1:00:49PM
I think he could take nate in three. Counter punching early and hes not going to get submitted by anyone at 170.
jae_1833
3/11/13 1:05:36PM
Kampmann's chances of victory IMO:
VS Tarec very high
VS Diaz Moderate
VS GSP very minimal
prozacnation1978
3/11/13 2:56:33PM
Ide like to see him face koscheck
It's crazy these two havent crossed paths yet
Poor_Franklin
3/11/13 3:14:56PM
if Diaz loses, i'd rather him fight Robbie Lawler
grappler0000
3/11/13 3:17:17PM

Posted by Poor_Franklin

if Diaz loses, i'd rather him fight Robbie Lawler



Bubbles
3/11/13 4:06:24PM
Diaz would work Kampmann over. A fight with Saffiedine is perfect for their rankings
Boo_Radley21
3/11/13 4:06:52PM

Posted by airkerma

Both are cool fights, but I wonder what Diaz will do if he loses to GSP



Cry and make a video about how he had no time to train because of the media and didnt know if he was going to be fighting GSP.

In all seriousness though hopefully he doesnt retire because as obnoxious as he is he usually puts on a good show. I'd like to see him fight Lawler again
kopower
3/11/13 6:32:40PM
All the fights mentioned in this thread would be great. I think Tarec would be a tougher fight than many people think.
Budgellism
3/11/13 6:41:36PM

Posted by Boo_Radley21


Posted by airkerma

Both are cool fights, but I wonder what Diaz will do if he loses to GSP



Cry and make a video about how he had no time to train because of the media and didnt know if he was going to be fighting GSP.

In all seriousness though hopefully he doesnt retire because as obnoxious as he is he usually puts on a good show. I'd like to see him fight Lawler again



Lawler/Diaz II would be awesome.

Diaz/Kampmann makes the most sense though. I'd be happy with either fight. Tarec too.
Kpro
3/11/13 7:22:42PM
I think Diaz could lose multiple fights in a row and still be a top draw in the sport. He's captivating because no one is on the fence about him, you want to see him win badly, or you want to see him lose badly. So I would hope he wouldn't retire after the GSP fight but it might depend how the fight (scorecards?) goes. He's having a shitty time trying to find opponents who will engage with him in the UFC, minus BJ, assuming GSP will attempt to use top control and ground and pound for 25 minutes. At least Kampmann would stand toe to toe. If GSP does do more than try to play it safe, and actually spends half the fight standing with Nick, I'll put my foot in my mouth (I haven't attempted it, but I will if I can), but I really can't see it happening at all.

I'd much rather see Nick in fights with people who aren't trying to win on the cards. It's been 5 years since GSP stopped someone during a round. I know there are a lot of GSP fans on here and I think he's a great ambassador for the sport and does a great job game-planning and marketing himself into a mainstream athlete, and I realize he `tries` to get finishes and dishes out the damage no doubt, but being honest with ourselves, he's all about positioning over risking a failed attempt at a finish. Do what you gotta do to win, and I don't hate on the smart game-plans from GSP, the man is extremely talented, but I prefer to see two fighters looking to finish each other when I watch MMA. I'm personally looking forward to the day when the WW title fights have strong finishers at the top of the division and not a 10-chaser for the first time in over half a decade, basically since the PG came into existence minus the Serra fights. Don't hate my view my Canadian brethren, we're being honest with ourselves right now. I know even huge GSP fans are frustrated and want to see GSP finish because of his stigma of not being a `finisher`. I hope he makes it a point to make sure he does try to get the finish this weekend, because if I have to hear judges again in a WW title fight, I'm going to have to purchase a medley of midgets and chocolate pudding to make the end of my Saturday night more enjoyable. Soooo.... basically like every Saturday night.
Boo_Radley21
3/12/13 1:57:13AM

Posted by Kpro

I think Diaz could lose multiple fights in a row and still be a top draw in the sport. He's captivating because no one is on the fence about him, you want to see him win badly, or you want to see him lose badly. So I would hope he wouldn't retire after the GSP fight but it might depend how the fight (scorecards?) goes. He's having a shitty time trying to find opponents who will engage with him in the UFC, minus BJ, assuming GSP will attempt to use top control and ground and pound for 25 minutes. At least Kampmann would stand toe to toe. If GSP does do more than try to play it safe, and actually spends half the fight standing with Nick, I'll put my foot in my mouth (I haven't attempted it, but I will if I can), but I really can't see it happening at all.




So Nick Diaz is essentially Tank Abbott.

Why would GSP stand with someone when he can man handle the shit out of him.
grappler0000
3/12/13 11:20:39AM

Posted by Kpro

He's captivating because no one is on the fence about him, you want to see him win badly, or you want to see him lose badly.



Look no further. I am totally on the fence about Diaz. I love to watch him fight, but my thoughts on him vary each time around, depending on other factors. Almost every fighter for me is in the gray zone though. There are a ton of fighters that I like to watch and am even fans of, but I've never really had a favorite fighter. And on the flip side, there are only a couple of fighters that I truly love to watch lose...Tito and Bisping. I'd be lying if I said I've never wanted to see Diaz lose, but it's never a given for me.