Long-time UFC welterweight fighter Martin Kampmann has taken a leaf out of long-time champion Georges St.Pierre’s book and announced that he’s taking an extended break from fighting in the UFC.
“I enjoy fighting, but I’ve just had my 10-year anniversary as a professional fighter,” Kampmann told MMAjunkie.com. “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 has already been out of action for five months following a fourth round TKO loss to Carlos Condit last year, and the fight before that was KO’d in just 46 seconds by the hard-hitting Johny Hendricks.
The 31 year-old has been in a number of bloody battles throughout the course of his 11-6 run in the UFC so it certainly seems like a sensible decision to take a hiatus at this stage in his career and hopefully he’ll return stronger at some stage in the future.