Another comeback, another bonus check. All in all, just another day at the office for Martin Kampmann.
After nearly being finished under a hail of punches at Friday's The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale, Kampmann rose to life and dropped Jake Ellenberger with a thunderous knee to the jaw midway through the second frame. Referee Steve Mazzagatti jumped in before Kampmann could unload on his fallen foe, and just like that, the Dane was a step closer to securing his shot at the UFC welterweight strap.
As always, while Kampmann preoccupied himself being one of mixed martial arts most tenacious competitors, his athletic brethren took to Twitter to discuss the tremendous display of heart flashing across their TV screens.
Brian Ebersole (@TwasEbersole) June 2, 2012
Wow @MartinKampmann is AMAZING!! He is officially the "come back " KING .— Nam Phan (@NamPhanMMA) June 2, 2012
Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) June 2, 2012
So happy for @MartinKampmann great job buddy. He deserves a title shot!!!— Evan Dunham (@evandunham155) June 2, 2012
Mark Bocek (@MarkBocek) June 2, 2012
Wow that was a really quick stoppage. Especially after given Kampman so much time to recover in the first.— Shane Roller (@shaneroller) June 2, 2012
If you're fighting Kampmann , you better be ready to fight the whole fight !— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunsonMMA) June 2, 2012
Mazzagatti the fight killer 4 mins of nothing in the ground in the first round!!! The worst ref EVER!!! Drives me NUTS— Dana White (@danawhite) June 2, 2012
Nice congrats to @MartinKampmann !— Amir Sadollah (@amirMMA) June 2, 2012
WOW every time @MartinKampmann fights he gives me a HEART ATTACK!! Holy shit$$$$— Jay Hieron (@Jayhieron) June 2, 2012
@MartinKampmann You are a beast , new you had it in you— Mitch Gagnon (@MitchGagnonUFC) June 2, 2012
That's why I hate predictions.... Awesome fight, Kampman.— Jorge Gurgel (@JorgeGurgel) June 2, 2012
Damn, I'm kinda ashamed that I didn't even know fights were on tonight.— Mackens Semerzier (@MackDaMenaceMMA) June 2, 2012