While Georges St.-Pierre (22-2) has been on the sidelines for the last nine months with an ACL injury, Martin Kampmann (20-5) was climbing the ranks and a victory over Johny Hendricks (13-1) may make him the No. 1 contender.
“I believe a win over Hendricks gets me the title shot,” said Kampmann on Bleacher Report. “I feel I should have been given the shot a long time ago. I have fought some of the best welterweights in the world and every single fight I get is against one of the top contenders.”
Upon St.-Pierre’s return, he will fight Carlos Condit (28-5) to unify the division’s welterweight championships at UFC 154. Kampmann vs. Hendricks will fight in the co-main event on the same card.
“I’m doing GSP a favor because I’m beating all the tough guys in the division,” said Kampmann. “He should be sending me thank-you letters.”
Dana White recently said that there is a possibility of Anderson Silva (32-4) vs. St-Pierre in the future. Kampmann thinks that St-Pierre shouldn’t be looking ahead to a possible super fight and instead be worried about losing the championship to him.
“I don’t know why GSP is so anxious to get knocked out by Anderson Silva,” said Kampmann. “If he wants to get knocked out, he can just take a fight with me.”