Report: Martin Kampmann Discusses Fighting Future After Landing Team Alpha Male Coaching Job
By FCF Staff
After being hired as the head coach for the renowned Team Alpha Male, Martin Kampmann hasn’t hung up the gloves yet, but the vet doesn’t plan on fighting any time soon either.
The 32 year-old Kampmann hasn’t fought since August, 2013, when he was stopped by Carlos Condit at a UFC Fight Night card. Following the defeat the accomplished fighter said he was taking a break from fighting, due to concerns over the number of concussions he’s incurred.
While appearing on a recent episode of “The MMA Hour”, Kampmann relayed the following about his fighting career (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“I’m taking a break and focusing on coaching, stuff like that. I’m still signed with the UFC, I still have a contract with the UFC, but I just don’t have any fights lined up and I don’t plan on having any fights lined up in the future, either. I’m focusing on coaching right now. I still love fighting so I’ll never say never, but I can’t see myself fighting anytime in the future right now.”
The Danish fighter is 3-2 in his last 5 fights, and Kampmann has scored wins over Jake Ellenberger, Thiago Alves and Rick Story during that time. His other defeat came via KO to Johny Hendricks.
Kampmann was recently hired by Team Alpha Male as the full time, head coach, after Duane Ludwig’s departure.