by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com
(Photo courtesy of Martin Kampmann via Twitter)
MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday reported that Martin Kampmann was out of his UFC 111 bout with Ben Saunders. Midwest fighter Jake Ellenberger is stepping in to take his place.
We later confirmed that Kampmann’s withdrawal was due to a severe cut over his eye, but it just doesn’t really hit home until you see the photo that accompanies this article.
Even with the severity of the cut, the Danish fighter is already planning his return.
“Out of UFC 111. I got a huge cut in training and can’t do any contact for a while,” Kampmann wrote on Twitter Tuesday night. “Bummed out about it. But hoping to fight again in May!!”
The 27-year-old Xtreme Couture fighter holds an overall record of 16-3, and has gone 3-1 since dropping down to welterweight, including a victory over former WEC champion Carlos Condit. He last fought at UFC 108 where he submitted Jacob Volkmann.