UFC welterweight veteran Martin Kampmann has officially retired from mixed martial arts. The 33-year-old confirmed the news to UFC.com on Wednesday.
Kampmann (20-7) hasn't fought since he suffered a TKO loss to Carlos Condit on Aug. 28, 2013. The longtime Las Vegas-based athlete accepted a head coaching job at Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, California, in 2014 but refrained from any official announcement on retirement.
In an interview with the fight promotion's website, Kampmann said he has decided to return to his native Denmark and focus on family.
"I've known for a while," Kampmann said. "I just haven't really made it official. I'm not sure why."
Fighting primarily out of Xtreme Couture, Kampmann made his UFC debut in August 2006. His first five appearances in the Octagon were as a middleweight, during which he posted a 4-1 record. After a first-round loss to Nate Marquardt at UFC 88 in 2008, Kampmann elected to drop to 170 pounds, where he would remain the rest of his career.
After a split-decision win against Condit in April 2009, Kampmann appeared close to securing a UFC title shot against Georges St-Pierre. He suffered a knockout loss to Paul Daley later that year, however, in Dallas.