While the welterweight division might be wearing a little thin at the moment, Martin Kampmann is currently looking for an opponent to reemerge as a contender.
And according the Danish striker, Jon Fitch is an opponent that has caught his attention.
Kampmann conducted an interview with Fighters.com and has shown interest in a potential bout with Fitch, who has also been sidelined with a shoulder injury.
“I heard that he wanted to fight me, so that could be an exciting fight,” Kampmann said.
Fitch recently stated in an interview with MMACanada.net that he would be willing to face Kampmann in the future once he is medically cleared to return to the UFC. Fitch was originally scheduled to rematch BJ Penn after their first bout went to a unanimous draw at UFC 127, but a shoulder injury forced him out of the bout.
Kampmann said returning against Fitch would help slot him in with the division's elite and compete for a title shot.
“I’m coming off of two losses, even though they were both very close fights, but definitely a win over Jon Fitch would put me right back on top," he said.
"That would be a great opportunity and he’s a very tough opponent, he’s a grinder, he takes people down, wears them out, and those are tough guys to fight. I think anybody can be beat and so can Jon Fitch."
Kampmann has dropped two fights to Jake Shields and Diego Sanchez, but he said it doesn't matter who his opponent is as long as he earns the victory.
"I would always rather get the win," he said. "I’m there to win, I hate losing more than anything."