Martin Kampmann's Fighter IQ [Spoiler]
With Martin Kampmann's preformance tonight, and past preformances, I'm almost positive that he has one of the worst fighter IQ's I've ever seen. Even before the fight with Diego tonight, I predicted Kampmann would lose. I actually made a lot of money off of Diego Sanchez tonight. People would look at me, my husband in particular and say "You're ******* insane! Kampmann has so many more tools than Diego, better ground game, better striking, more power, etc" well everyone forgot that Kampmann's fighter IQ is the equivalent of Brick Tamblin's. You would think that after mauling Diego in that first round he would have gone for the finish. Nope. Getting into wild brawls in the second round where you're facing a guy that has rudimentary, but powerful standup? Hell, why not. Being the obviously stronger fighter and yet failing to push for anything in the final round? Come on. Everyone knows Diego has the best cardio in the business. Why on EARTH would someone try and "outlast" a guy who is going to have better cardio than you?
The same guy who thought he had better standup than Paul Daley, despite Daley having an abysmal ground game that can be easily exploited.
The same guy who thought going toe to toe with Nate Marquardt would be ideal despite looking like a small child compared to him.
The same guy who thought he could outgrapple Jake Shields, probobly the best grappler in MMA aside from Roger Gracie, despite drilling Shields while standing up.
Martin Kampmann, welcome to the company of Dan "I like to stand and bang despite having arguably the best wresstling credentials in MMA" Henderson, Leonard "The Rock Thrower" Garcia, Mike Thomas "Hey! I'll brawl with JOSE ALDO" Brown, Sean "I'm going to try to outbox you even though my reach rivals that of a premature newborn" Sherk.