UFC on Versus 3 suspensions: Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann out indefinitely

By Jesse Holland

The Dream” is required to have his left orbital bone cleared by a maxillofacial surgeon before returning to action (click here to see why) while “The Hitman” must get clearance from an orthopedic doctor (right hand) prior to re-entering the Octagon.

But that’s not all

Here is the complete list of UFC on Versus 3 injuries and their medical instructions:

Todd Brown: Suspended for 60 days (precautionary reasons).

Thiago Tavares: Suspended for 60 days (precautionary reasons).

C.B. Dollaway: Suspended for 60 days (precautionary reasons).

Martin Kampmann: Suspended indefinitely unless right hand cleared by an orthopedic doctor.

Diego Sanchez: Suspended indefinitely unless left orbital bone cleared by a maxillofacial surgeon.


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Martin Kampmann Expecting “Old School” Diego Sanchez at UFC Live on Versus 3

By Duane Finley

A new feature I am bringing to the faithful readers at Bloody Elbow puts the focus on teams around mixed martial arts. Throughout 2011 I will be providing different looks at not only the individual fighters that make up the teams but also what being apart of a collective of professionals who are all aimed towards success. Everyday a new fighter will be featured and at the end of the week a team perspective will run to close out the coverage. When the cage doors close it’s one on one but in the quiet before the storm, iron sharpens iron in gyms all across America.

This week’s featured team is Xtreme Couture.

Danish striker Martin “The HitmanKampmann is looking to erase a previous setback against Jake Shields and make his way back to the top. Standing in his way is original TUF winner Diego “The NightmareSanchez who is also fighting for a return to contention. They are slated for a showdown at UFC Live on Versus 3 in Louisville Kentucky on March 5th and with the fight quickly approaching I caught up with “The Hitman”. In his Bloody Elbow Exclusive interview we talked about squaring off with Sanchez and earning his shot at welterweight gold.

“My regiment changes from day to day as to what I’m doing but training is going great so far,” Kampmann stated as he described his training. “I’m working hard. Right now I’m focusing on conditioning and doing less strength work with sparring in the afternoon. I am switching it up from big gloves to small gloves depending what I’m working on.”


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