Archive: martin kampmann

Oct 22, 2014 5:00 am

Kampmann: ‘I don’t see myself fighting anytime soon’

Team Alpha Male’s new head coach, Martin Kampmann, isn’t shutting the door on a return to the Octagon, but he’s not committing to one either. In a recent interview with Submission Radio, the UFC welterweight stated, “You know never say never, but I can’t see myself fighting anytime soon,That’s for sure.” You can listen to...

Sep 26, 2014 8:23 am

PHOTO | Faber Introduces Kampmann As Official Full-Time Head Coach

Earlier this year when it was announced that Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig was leaving Team Alpha Male as the head coach, the team began looking for a replacement. The role was ultimately filled by UFC veteran Martin Kampmann, who is now part of the team full-time according to Faber. He broke the news on Instagram. Pumped...

Jun 2, 2014 9:55 am

Martin Kampmann Pockets $52,740 For Winning Poker Tournament

Martin Kampmann won the main event of Nevada’s Poker Challenge earlier this month, and pocketed a cool $52,740 for doing so. MMATorch picked up the story explaining: Kampmann, who is coached by poker pro Jason Somerville, is a representative of Ultimate Poker, the online site owned and run by UFC owners Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta,...

May 29, 2014 6:35 am

Team Alpha Male Practices With Kampmann As Coach, Ludwig As Assistant

In the post-Bang era over in Sacramento, Team Alpha Male will work with longtime UFC staple, Martin Kampmann. And in a recent tweet, we got a first look at what that relationship is like. Check it: Awesome practice with Martin Kampmann. @duanebangcom with the assist. @tjdillashaw brought some… http://t.co/yuXjVN9LVF — Urijah Faber (@UrijahFaber) May 28,...

May 21, 2014 6:38 am

Martin Kampmann Taking His Time On Possible Return to the Octagon

Martin Kampmann has been keeping a low profile in the fight world lately. Since his last fight (and loss) in August, Kampmann has been been taking a little break and trying to enjoy himself outside of the cage. He has even been strengthening his poker game by winning $50,000 in Reno over the weekend. But...

May 20, 2014 1:01 pm

Carlos Condit: Knee is healing nicely, but no timetable for return

Former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit recently took to twitter to give his fans an update on his injured knee. Here is what “The Natural Born Killer” had to say: @CarlosCondit: “For all the people asking, the knee is healing really nicely. Rehab is going great. No clue when I’ll compete again though.” Condit...

May 15, 2014 6:41 am

Martin Kampmann in as replacement for Duane Ludwig at Team Alpha Male

During last night’s episode of UFC Tonight, correspondent Karyn Bryant made an important on-the-scene announcement in regards to Team Alpha Male’s future without Duane “Bang” Ludwig. “They are going to have Martin Kampmann come in and will continue building on what Duane Ludwig has done in the past. Martin is a guy they really jived...

Apr 30, 2014 6:47 pm

Kampmann Being Considered as Coach of Team Alpha Male

File this one under “unexpected.” UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani reported that Martin Kampmann is being considered to replace Duane “Bang” Ludwig as the head coach of Team Alpha Male, located in Sacramento. Kampmann was at Team Alpha Male on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday on a tryout basis. The 32-year old Kampmann (20-7) last fought at...

Apr 25, 2014 11:19 am

Jake Shields: ‘UFC Release Not A Big Deal’

Following his recent and surprising UFC release, Top 10 welterweight, Jake Shields signed a multi-fight deal with the World Series of Fighting. In a recent interview with sherdog.com, Jake confirmed his intentions to stay at welterweight and thinks a title shot should be in his near future. “I was a little bit annoyed and a little...

Apr 21, 2014 6:28 am

Jake Shields Responds To UFC Release

“I was definitely a little surprised, especially coming off some big wins, guys in the top-10, main events. I definitely didn’t think they’d drop me after one loss. But, you know, I had a terrible performance. I certainly didn’t feel like I fought like myself that night. But, given that it was one performance, you...

Apr 17, 2014 3:20 pm

Martin Kampmann’s Take On Training: ‘Spar once a week, maximal’

The sport of mixed martial arts has evolved at neck-snapping speeds over the past two decades, moving from bare-knuckle brawls with “no holds barred”, to technically proficient contests, regulated by athletic commissions. But the evolution isn’t just observed at the events – it’s also happening at the gyms where these martial artists train. In the...

Apr 7, 2014 9:26 pm

Dana White: ‘Jake Shields Just Another Guy’

“We look at everything. Everything. Money has something to do with it. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t. But that wasn’t the only reason or the main reason. It was a part of the piece of the puzzle as we were doing our evaluation of him.” “Mixed Martial Arts is a young man’s...

Apr 7, 2014 7:14 pm

Shields Manager: ‘Jake Surprised, But Ready To Move Forward’

“I think, obviously, Jake was disappointed. He is a guy who for many years has been a champion, fought on a championship level, been top ranked. He was on a four-fight win streak prior to the Lombard loss, so I think it was something that took him by surprise, but he’s prepared to move forward…...

Apr 7, 2014 3:24 pm

What Happens To Jake Shields Now?

Former title-contender Jake Shields was released by the UFC on Monday, putting an end to a four-year stint with the promotion that spanned eight fights. Shields, an ex-Strikeforce and EliteXC champion, shouldn’t have much trouble landing work with another MMA promotion, and maybe it’s for the better. Sure, competing in the UFC – at least...

Apr 7, 2014 8:47 am

Breaking News: Jake Shields Released By The UFC

After a three-year run in the UFC, climaxing with a fight against welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Jake Shields’ time has run out. Shields has been released by the UFC, which was confirmed by his manager Lex McMahon of Alchemist Management via MMAFighting.com, where he released the following statement, Monday morning: “Jake Shields has been released by the UFC....

Apr 5, 2014 12:17 pm

Martin Kampmann Speaks About His Possible Retirement

    Martin Kampmann last fought in August of 2013, where he lost his rematch with Carlos Condit. Kampmann said in January that he would be taking a break from the sport. Kampmann recently spoke with MMAFighting about his current state, and whether, if at all, he would return to the cage. “You know, as...

Jan 9, 2014 4:48 pm

Martin Kampmann Isn’t Retiring, But He’s Also In No Rush To Return

Martin Kampmann is burned out. And he’s looking to remedy that with a little hiatus from his job as a professional MMA fighter. No, he’s not retiring. He wants to be perfectly clear about that. He’s just taking some time to rest and recover, as his many wars in the UFC have taken their inevitable toll...

Dec 17, 2013 2:25 pm

Georges St. Pierre Removed From UFC Official Rankings

After deciding to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport, Georges St. Pierre has now been removed from the UFC’s official rankings. The reason for this is that fighters who are retired are not eligible to be ranked. Ronda Rousey, who was previously unranked, has now been ranked number 10 in the pound-for-pound...

Dec 7, 2013 2:05 pm

Watch Tonight’s WSOF 7 Event Live on BJPENN.COM (3P.M. PT)

The World Series Of Fighting promotion returns to action tonight with WSOF 7. WSOF 7 marks the promotions Canadian debut and puts their inaugural featherweight title up for grabs. Starting at 3:00 p.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. ET viewers can catch the fights right here on BJPENN.COM. International viewers will be able to view tonight’s...