I’ve realized that I have completely slipped on a couple of things lately around here. JackalTV? Slipped. The Spank Bank? Slipped. News on fights being booked? Completely slipped. So from now on, I’m gonna try to stop being a lazy fuck and actually do my ‘job’. Which is hard, because there’s always more cheetos to eat and episodes of House to watch. So yeah … Nate Marquardt and Martin Kampmann are gonna be facing off at UFC 88.
Y’all know Nate Marquardt well enough as the guy who lost via point deductions to Thales Leites at UFC 85. The illegal knee, the illegal elbow, and the totally sweet piledriver? That’s like the holy trinity of dirty pool right there.
Martin Kampmann hasn’t done much recently … he was once one of the hottest prospects at 185 before fucking his knee up training for a #1 contender match with Rich Franklin. He’s got good firepower on the feet and killer submission skills. The worst thing you can say about Kampmann is that he’s untested against top tier opponents, which works out great because Nate squeaks into that category.
These guys are good enough to be fighting for the next #1 contender spot after Cote but with Marquardt blowing it against Leites, I doubt that’ll be the case. I guess Okami still gets his turn first anyways.