Martin Kampmann has quite the vested interest in the main event of UFC 154 in Montreal.

Of course first, Kampmann has to get past Johny Hendricks in the co-main event of the evening, but if he secures a victory, he’s likely to face the winner of the night’s headline fight between UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and interim champ Carlos Condit.

Kampmann has been hunting for a title shot for several years, and with one more win it appears he will finally get that chance.

In the grand scheme of things, Kampmann doesn’t care who he would face for the belt, so long as the UFC welterweight title is on the line, but if he’s a betting man, one fighter is currently edging ahead for his pick in the main event.

“I used to think GSP would probably get a victory by taking him down and grinding out a decision, but now that it’s closer to the fight, I’m starting to lean towards Carlos picking up the upset. I’m not sure why, but I could see Carlos hitting GSP with some crazy knee or a spinning back fist or something crazy, and pull off the upset,” Kampmann told MMAWeekly Radio recently.

Leading up to this fight, St-Pierre has talked a lot about hearing the criticisms of his past performances, playing it safe, and going to decisions. He’s vowed to change that starting with his upcoming fight against Condit.

Kampmann isn’t exactly sold on that idea, however.

“I think GSP might be saying that, but I think he’s still going to try to make it a wrestling fight,” said Kampmann.

On the other side of the coin, Kampmann is very familiar with Condit, having handed him his only loss inside the UFC Octagon since he moved over from the WEC.

Kampmann believes that Condit has the perfect storm of explosive strikes and “never say die” attitude that could carry him to victory over St-Pierre. Especially if the fight ends up in the trenches, Kampmann knows Condit can’t be drowned in deep waters, but he’s not so sure St-Pierre can swim nearly as well.

“I could see GSP quitting if he gets hurt, if he gets hit with a good shot, but Condit he’s going to keep going, he’s going to be in the fight till the end,” Kampmann stated.

“That’s why I’m starting to lean more towards him.”

Make sure to check out MMAWeekly.com’s UFC 154 news page for all the happenings in Montreal

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC Fight Night 99 headliner Gegard Mousasi sees title path going through Hall, then Rockhold

  • 22 days ago
  • 13 views

BELFAST, Northern Ireland – Although Gegard Mousasi has mentioned his desire to rematch Uriah Hall time and time again since suffering a massive upset loss to "Primetime" at UFC Fight Night 75 in Sep read news >>

Is Heather Hardy’s Move to MMA the Beginning of the End for Boxing in NY? | FIGHTLAND

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 views

Photo by Andrew Carpenean-USA TODAY Sports For fans of women’s boxing, Heather Hardy is a household name. Actually, for fans of boxing in general, Hardy is pretty well regarded. Undefeated in 18 figh read news >>

Is Heather Hardy’s Move to MMA the Beginning of the End for Boxing in NY? | FIGHTLAND

  • 21 days ago
  • 0 views

Photo by Andrew Carpenean-USA TODAY Sports For fans of women’s boxing, Heather Hardy is a household name. Actually, for fans of boxing in general, Hardy is pretty well regarded. Undefeated in 18 figh read news >>

Luke Rockhold Breaks Down McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov, Bisping vs. Romero, and More (video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 15 days ago
  • 688 views

Luke Rockhold talks about the recent injury, why he might be out longer than expected, who he wants upon his return, and some upcoming high-profile match-ups. read news >>

'Industry re-defining' announcement teases 'GSP,' Velasquez, Dillashaw, Cerrone, Kennedy and ex-Bellator CEO Rebney

  • 11 days ago
  • 74 views

A teleconference scheduled for Wednesday promises a star-studded lineup and an “industry re-defining mixed martial arts announcement,” but the subject is being held under wraps. Filed under: Bellator read news >>

UFC 206’s Max Holloway skeptical about title unifier with Jose Aldo

  • 9 days ago
  • 66 views

UFC interim featherweight title challenger Max Holloway will believe it when he sees it when it comes to a title shot against Jose Aldo.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

MMA World Reacts to New Fighter's Assc. Led by GSP, Cerrone, Kennedy and Rebney

  • 9 days ago
  • 30 views

A much ballyhooed press conference took place on Wednesday afternoon, and it didn't take long to parse out the intentions of those in attendance. Talks of a fighter's union in MMA has gone through nu read news >>

Jorge Masvidal sees Jake Ellenberger as 'easy money' at TUF 24 Finale

  • 7 days ago
  • 24 views

Judging by his comments at media day for The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale, Jorge Masvidal is not expecting much of a test when he steps into the cage to face Jake Ellenberger.Filed under: Featured, Fea read news >>

Light Heavyweights with Iron Chins Win Fight of the Night (TUF 24 Finale Fighter Bonuses) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 5 days ago
  • 13 views

At the end of the night, a couple of fighters who don't have quite the notoriety of the night's main event ended up grabbing the spotlight and the boss' attention. read news >>

ONE Championship Announces 18 Events in 12 Different Cities For 2017 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 3 days ago
  • 5 views

ONE Championship announced on Tuesday an ambitious 2017 schedule which sees the promotion target 18 events in the calendar year. read news >>