After earning fastest knockout in UFC history, Todd Duffee focused on different record

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ThaAxeMurderer7
8/30/09 11:14:23AM
PORTLAND, Ore. – Six months of build-up for UFC newcomer Todd Duffee (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) turned into just seven seconds of work.

After signing with the UFC way back in February, Duffee had to wait until this past Saturday's UFC 102 in Portland, Ore., to make his UFC debut.

And while the 23-year-old dispatched of Tim Hague in just seven seconds – the quickest knockout in UFC history – Duffee told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that's not the record he's most concerned with.

"Yes, I'm young, but I want to build my record," Duffee said. "I want a legit record, and I want to do it at this level."

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Wallass
8/30/09 11:22:40AM
Give him Gonzaga!!!! Or call Herring?
Jackelope
8/30/09 12:39:59PM
It was a beautiful and damn near picture perfect jab that scored him the original knockdown. I'd definitely like to see more of his standup before I say "watch out for this guy" but I'm damn close to saying it already if he's throwing clean punches like that.
gartface
8/30/09 1:09:35PM
I love when guys want to fight, and want to do it the right way. Props to people like Duffee and Lashley.
Jesse_Canadian_MMA
8/30/09 1:38:30PM
that was a perfect jab, from the delivery, his angle, the footing, his chin, perfect
Yeah can't wait to this guy in a fight lol
snakeplissken
8/30/09 4:20:50PM
I hope he turns out to be a contender too, but Im worried he'll just be the next Houston Alexander...
higdon10
8/30/09 5:03:17PM
He could be legit.
EvenFlow
8/30/09 5:32:25PM

Posted by snakeplissken

I hope he turns out to be a contender too, but Im worried he'll just be the next Houston Alexander...



Well I could see that analogy in a sense but Houston is basically a brawler where as Duffee is more of a wrestler than a striker which is hard to imagine. I think hes gonna make a big splash, but I agree its too early to tell if hes a contender.
telnights
8/30/09 6:08:11PM

Posted by Jackelope

It was a beautiful and damn near picture perfect jab that scored him the original knockdown. I'd definitely like to see more of his standup before I say "watch out for this guy" but I'm damn close to saying it already if he's throwing clean punches like that.



Yeah it was very text book jab. He looked good for the 7 sec we seen him. I think his win over Assuerio Silva was more impressive as Silva is tough as nails.
george112
8/30/09 6:13:21PM
looked great imo.

look forward to seeing him back in action real soon
bojangalz
8/30/09 6:57:08PM
Frankly speaking, shouldn't Duane Ludwig have the fastest KO in UFC history?

The official time for his R1 TKO of Jonathan Goulet is 11 seconds, but if memory serves me right I think he floored him only a few seconds into the round and clock kept running after the ref stopped the bout.
GrandMaster313
8/30/09 7:05:16PM

Posted by EvenFlow


Posted by snakeplissken

I hope he turns out to be a contender too, but Im worried he'll just be the next Houston Alexander...



Well I could see that analogy in a sense but Houston is basically a brawler where as Duffee is more of a wrestler than a striker which is hard to imagine. I think hes gonna make a big splash, but I agree its too early to tell if hes a contender.



postman
8/30/09 7:27:00PM
I'm not going to jump up and down and call this guy the next big thing yet. Not trying to take anything away from Duffee, because it was a great punch, but Hauge wound up to throw a big shot and for what ever reason didn't pull the trigger and stop the punch about a 1/4 of the way leaving himself wide open to be smashed. We will have to see how he fairs agianst better compition, I look forward to seeing Duffee in the future and wish him the best.
Aether
8/30/09 7:32:52PM
For sure it's too early to tell how he's going to place in the grand scheme of things, but I love this guy's attitude. He seems highly intelligent, humble, and he has his eyes set on being the best fighter he possibly can. It's pretty rare to see someone set a world record and come out and say that he doesn't really deserve any credit or hype.

He seems to me like the kind of guy who even if he does have deficits in certain areas, will target and work on them until he's satisfied - which he won't ever be. That's the kind of fighter that improves exponentially with experience.

I'm kind of surprised that they wouldn't give KO of the night to the guy who set the UFC record, regardless of which one looked better. At least some kind of bonus, I mean if they're going to give out bonuses every card anyway, why not have a special bonus for people who break UFC records?
prozacnation1978
8/30/09 7:44:02PM
here we go again,
mma fans jumping on the band wagon!!
Aether
8/30/09 9:25:11PM

Posted by prozacnation1978

here we go again,
mma fans jumping on the band wagon!!



Did you read anyone's posts? Everyone in the thread said it is too early to tell how good of an all around fighter he is but that he put on an impressive performance. I don't see how this is jumping on a bandwagon.
Jackelope
8/30/09 10:44:13PM

Posted by Aether


Posted by prozacnation1978

here we go again,
mma fans jumping on the band wagon!!



Did you read anyone's posts? Everyone in the thread said it is too early to tell how good of an all around fighter he is but that he put on an impressive performance. I don't see how this is jumping on a bandwagon.



All I said was that the one punch we did see from him was damn near picture perfect. Here you have a couple of guys who know their stuff about MMA, one of them a guy who trains people for a living. Far from jumping on the bandwagon, but definitely giving credit where credit is due.

When I see someone who is that young with that clean of technique, I definitely get excited. To me, it means several things

1) That even though he's young, he's already learned to control his nerves and use proper technique. Which says something about his maturity level

2) That when someone puts in the time and effort to develop technique like that, they're taking this very seriously, listening closely to their trainers, and they're approaching it all with some humility.

By no means am I saying he's the next heavyweight champ, but yeah, absolutely, I get excited when I see a guy like that. He's got room to grow and he's taking it seriously. What is there to not get excited about?

telnights
8/31/09 5:45:55AM

Posted by prozacnation1978

here we go again,
mma fans jumping on the band wagon!!



I going to basically repeat what Jackelope said and I'm think I'm the person Jackelope was referring to about being a trainer for a living (But I know I'm not the only one on here). I just want you to understand that no one was saying he is a contender or even a top 10 we are just saying he has potential of being a really good fighter. I was even picking Hague to win till I watched Duffee's fight with Assuerio and found out what camp Duffee he was with. Even if I never watched the Hague fight I would still say this guy has potential of being a really good fighter just from watching the Assuerio fight. In the Assuerio fight he slipped and got mounted and got his back taken, but stayed calm and didn't over extend himself which is hard to teach. It almost has to be something that fighters only learn with time and some never do. Then on top of that he was able to stop Assuerio with GnP to get the TKO win. Assuerio is tough as they come and has never been stopped by TKO other than a cut and its not like Assuerio hasn't fought tough guys before. He has fought tons of top level HWs at the time. To name a few you have Tim Sylvia (in his prime and Assuerio made him poop his pants), Brandon Vera, Cheick Kongo, Aleksander Emelianenko , and Alessio Sakara. If add the fact that he only had 3 pro fights before that it makes it very impressive. His stand up, wrestling, and GnP look very crisp. You add that all up and the fact that he is only 23 years old you get a fighter with great potential. Now will he be a top 10 HW? I don't know and no one really does at this point as we have yet to see him face what I would call a top 10 HW but he has the potential and the drive to go a long way. I just hope he doesn't get rushed as I would like to see this kid have time to build up his game even more. But I will say as someone that has been around and training in MMA (wrestling, BJJ, and boxing) for most of my life that if there is a up and coming HW fighter's bandwagon to jump on to it would be Duffee's
GlancyMMA
8/31/09 10:19:50AM
I really hope Joe Silva allows Duffee to build his skill throughout the Heavyweight division before throwing him into the ring with a real top contender.

This kid does have a LOT of potential, as per his crisp striking, and fierce approach.

My only worry is that the UFC has a flood of new Heavyweights coming into the organization with TUF beginning. And I hope Duffee doesn't get lost in that sea of heavyweight fighters. He needs time develop and that can only happen through big fights with solid competition.

I get the feeling Duffee will be sidelined for a while but I'm hoping the UFC will give him another mid range contender and then ideally I'd like to see him take a swing at Cro Cop (if he clears the Dos Santo fight.) Pipe dreams, I know...

jiujitsufreak74
8/31/09 4:08:20PM
Best attitude i have seen in a long, long time. this kid has a very wise head on his shoulders and i really hope he becomes champion one day. MMA needs fighters with Duffee's attitude to help smooth over the mainstream media's resitance that people like Brock Lesnar only facilitate. Duffee earned a fan in me with these statements and by the way he acted post fight. kid is an absolute animal and has a class act to go with it.
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