Martin Kampmann taking hiatus from MMA

Aug 27, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Martin Kampmann during weigh-ins for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 27 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Mixed martial arts veteran Martin Kampmann has been through plenty of wars inside of the cage throughout his career, but they are beginning to take their toll on his body and he has decided to take an indefinitely leave from MMA to recover and regain his passion.

“I’ve had a lot of tough fights, and even the ones I win, I sometimes make them tough for myself,” Kampmann said on MMAjunkie Radio. “I’m just taking a long break. No rush to get back in the cage. Let my body recover and get good.

“I’m just going to kick back, and whenever I feel like coming back, I’ll come back.

“I enjoy fighting, but I’ve just had my 10-year anniversary as a professional fighter. I feel a little burned out right now. That’s why I’m taking a break. I don’t want to get in there unless I feel like it. I love training, I love fighting, but I want to have the fire again to go in. If I don’t have the fire, then I think that means I need to take a break.”

Kampmann holds a professional record of 20 wins and 7 losses.

Kampmann is on a two-fight losing streak and his last appearance came back in August of 2013.

Topics: Martin Kampmann, UFC

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