Todd Duffee (born on December 6, 1985 in Evansville, Indiana) is a American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. Duffee currently fights for Ultimate Fighting Championship in their heavyweight division.
Mixed martial artsEdit
Duffee got his start into MMA after enrolling in boxing classes at the age of sixteen. The classes were unprofessional, poorly organized and lacked good training partners. After moving down to Atlanta, Georgia, Duffee was able to take classes at a real boxing gym. After finding out about MMA, he immediately went out and rented old UFC fights. Three days later, Duffee was working hard at a local MMA gym.
Duffee won his first three fights against Mike Walbright, Mark Haniger and Josh Bennett. Duffee then agreed to fight UFC and PRIDE FC veteran, Assuerio Silva in the main event of Jungle Fights 11. Duffee dominated the fight and won by knockout in the second round.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Duffee was set to make his UFC debut against Mostapha Al Turk at UFC 99 until the UFC pulled Duffee from the fight for Mirko Filipovic. He was next announced by the UFC to face fellow UFC newcomer Mike Russow however Duffee was then pulled from that match to face Tim Hague.
Duffee fought at UFC 102 on the undercard against Hague. During this fight, Duffee gained the new UFC record for fastest KO, knocking out Hague in only seven seconds, after throwing the first punch that knocked him down. After he knocked Hague out, he celebrated to the camera by saying "That was an appetizer, I want to eat now Dana, let me eat!"
Duffee is currently looking for a new gym after being accepted into University of Nevada-Las Vegas for its spring 2010 semester beginning in January. He is looking into Xtreme Couture or Wand Fight Team.
Titles and awardsEdit
- Fastest Knockout (7 seconds)
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