Martin Kampmann has decided to officially retire from his career as a professional fighter.
Kampmann, who is 33 with a wife and two sons, said, “I’ve known for a while, I just haven’t really made it official. I’m not sure why” in an article published on UFC.com.
‘The Hitman’ (20-7) started off his pro MMA career as a middleweight in Europe, where he went 9-1 before being picked up by the UFC. He made his UFC debut against Crafton Wallace, winning by submission just 3 minutes into the fight. Kampmann, who eventually dropped down to welterweight, fought a total of 17 times for the UFC, compiling an 11-6 record, which includes wins over Carlos Condit, Thiago Alves, and Jake Ellenberger.
Kampmann was recognized as an entertaining fighter with 15 of his 20 wins coming by way of stoppage. He has also earned two Fight of the Night, one Knockout of the Night, and two Submission of the Night bonuses over his UFC career.
Kampmann also served as the head coach of Team Alpha Male for about one year before stepping down to focus on his family and other aspects of his life. He said that he will still be involved with MMA as a hobby but will be occupied with other things.