Originally Posted by Ari
Which is what I still don't understand about Kampmann.
He had Sanchez hurt.
He should know Diego's cardio is off the charts.
He should have gone for the finish while he had the chance, because Diego was going to come back fresh for round two.
Just establishing my point that Kampmann's fight IQ is absurdly low. He did just about everything wrong in this fight, and deserved to lose.
He tends to get in "his zone" when he's fighting.
You are right about the Marquardt fight, but we could argue Marquardt is a beast at MW.
But i fully agree on Daley - qorst game plan...or game plan execution ever.
And against Shields - he hurt him bad on the feet and when Shields dropped to the ground he followed him. Why not stand back and let the guy get up and hurt him again. That was a stupid thing to do. And it cost him the fight.
Against Sanchez he had a perfect first round: he hurt Diego again and again...stayed outsied of Diego's punching range, stuffed TDs.
And in the second and third he played Diego's game. It's like he forgot everything about what he did in the first round, because Diego didn't get any superpowers after the first round. He was the same guy, but with a bloodied-beat-up face.
Fighting smart is not something you have to be ashamed of. The most important thing is winning.
You win, you get bigger fights. Bigger fights can bring you title shots, more money. You hear Kampmann talking about GSP and title. He talked about GSP 2-3 days before the Sanchez fight.
A lot of people will say Kampmann won the fight. It may be. But in th record books it will always be an *L*
next to Kampmann's name and he won't change that.
Forget that shit! Focus on your fight. Take it one step at a time. Stop chasing unicorns!
Lytle talked about GSP before Ebersole and that turned out well for him also.