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Duane Ludwig Now Holds the Official Fastest Knockout in UFC History — Sort Of

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(The fact that Duane didn’t ass-punch Goulet at full strength proves what a classy guy he is.)

I’m sure you know the story by now: In January 2006, Duane “Bang” Ludwig met Jonathan Goulet at UFC Fight Night 3 and first-punch KO’d him in just four seconds. But due to a timekeeper’s error, the stoppage time was officially recorded as 11 seconds. It didn’t really bother Ludwig until he saw all the media attention that Todd Duffee got for knocking out Tim Hague in a “record breaking” seven seconds. This was clearly some bullshit.

But after several months spent petitioning the Internet, the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and the UFC, Ludwig has been vindicated, in the form of a tweet sent out by UFC president Dana White on Christmas Eve:

@DUANEBANGCOM @ufc and for x mas you have the fastest KO in UFC history and it will be changed ASAP

And now, here’s the NSAC’s Keith Kizer to play the Grinch/Scrooge role in this holiday miracle…

As Kizer told MMAJunkie:

The ruling is that it stays at 11. There’s no legal avenue to overturn it…I did tell [Ludwig's] people. I timed it myself with a stopwatch. It was eight seconds. Officially, it’s got to stay at 11 seconds, but unofficially, it could be at eight.”

Although it appears just four seconds elapsed from when the time clock started and referee Mario Yamasaki intervened, Kizer said the official start of the fight was earlier.

If you use a stopwatch, from the time the fight starts to the time that Mario grabs Duane, it’s about 7.9 seconds. Why the official timekeeper had it at 11, I don’t know. But it wasn’t 11, and it wasn’t four, either.”

Dana White responded with his trademark disgust: “Sounds like them. We reviewed it, and it’s correct. ‘Bang’ has the fastest knockout. It’s funny. The state athletic commissions are in place to look out for the fighters, but it seems like I’m always the one making sure they don’t get [expletive].”

For his part, Ludwig is just happy to be recognized in the UFC’s official history books, even if the NSAC isn’t on the same page yet. Via BleacherReport:

The record is very cool to have, because it separates me from every other human being past, present and very possibly future,” said Ludwig, who will someday explain the importance of his record to his children with pride. “That’s some pretty cool stuff. Each athlete wants to stand out and this is a very big way to do so.”

Ludwig has won decisions in his last two UFC fights against Amir Sadollah and Nick Osipczak, and returns against Josh Neer at UFC on FX 1 next month. Jonathan Goulet retired from the sport last November.

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XENOPHON- December 28, 2011 at 8:34 am
@macreadysshack
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Yep, I read that you made the connections (if they exist) as I would bet a buck that is the case. The difficulty that Break Media is a closed corp, thus closed books, and contracts are not public.
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Then you have confidentiality agreements - which means that Ben and Mike (the real CP staff) couldn't or wouldn't ever acknowledge it anyways...as at least one of them likely has some share ownership. .
Then for the other defenders, the half a dozen writers - they have no visibility - they are only expected to turn out lots of material - much like the junior attorney who must focus on billable hours. Completely out of the loop like the person pouring the drinks behind the bar, or the late night stock person at Walmart.
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For once I agree with that stupid Mofo (GRIN). A sign of a good man is one who accepts others plight, and can talk openly about it. My chicks family is 180 opposite, stays closed and won't acknowledge shit - ever. Contrasted to my sister, she is like a tough advocate even while her hair came out in clumps. She used to say that it was having two older brothers that made her mentally tough, but I was speechless at her mental strength to date. Anyway being a care giver is never what most expect it is.

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My much younger sister has a similar health issue - her issue is leukemia. Specifically Benzene damage to her chromosomes - 15 and 17 got flipped. Best guess is that the cause was from using cleaners while working on cars with my father as a kid, from smelling petroleum fumes at the self serve fuel pumps, women's hair dye, or quite possibly from the local water supply that is 30 miles away from a Superfund site. What is your wife's ailment?

I am aware money is tight for many, and sometimes even worse when you have family or loved ones on the mend. This said, I hope to hear you get to watch the fights tonight, if not - this group of vagabonds seems to do a good job with the live coverage, here on CP - I have monitored it and its as good as any radio coverage and allot more funny.
Mofo- December 27, 2011 at 10:32 pm
@macready - dude, sorry to hear about your wife. Best wishes to both of you. Now stop feeding the trolls man! This sheena dude is nothing but a Stephen fucking Seagal.
macreadysshack- December 27, 2011 at 5:57 pm
I didn't mean to be nit-picky. I was just damned proud of myself to put that together.
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I don't know about all that other stuff. I do know fairly well how business works, though and it's true, not everything is as it seems and people that 'hate' each other will frequently make back-room deals. I guess that's why I don't do 'business'.
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I guess, yeah, at the end of the day, I don't care enough to find out. My wife has a long-term (like forever, probably) illness and I work a fuck load. I'm afraid I don't look up often enough.
XENOPHON- December 27, 2011 at 5:10 pm
@macreadysshack
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Yes, I write fast. I make some simple mistakes often, call me a fuck up. No foul, no harm. This isn't a preparatory school for young writers aspiring to make it big with a sports media titan is it? Or is it?
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Good question you ask. Outside of Ben and Mike, who are legit...what's the age and work history of all the other writers, not including the guest writers?
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As for the UFC and CP business. I could be wrong, but most Norwegians I know will share that when it smells and tastes of pickled herring, it's a herring. If you even care, you have to dissect the Break Media press releases going back a long time. Most don't take the time to flesh out what's sometimes intentionally blurred.
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If the UFC really disliked CP, they would squash them in court with a few simple actions. They don't. Look at it another way. If the UFC can take on the state of New York, why can't they easily enforce their rights to proprietary information - from pictures, to interviews to hyper linking.
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With likely 100 promotions dedicated to MMA globally, why is the bulk of this place dedicated to only the UFC? The people here spout they are "hardcore" fight fans, yet but a few know anything outside of what takes place beyond the UFC.
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Ohh...and there is no James Bond shit, it's just the way marketing, advertizing, and promotions work. In business, everyone does business with everyone.
@ Danga
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It was UFC Fight Night 3. It's not like I am getting paid by this gippy-ass outfit, right? Go back and read each my post, or search for TUF, I only made the mistake once. It was UFC Fight Night 3.
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Point is I usually take the time to post my sources. If the source is wrong that is another matter all together. Right? If you want to shut down dissenters like me, post your source bro. Truce Jarred J?
macreadysshack- December 27, 2011 at 3:53 pm
@Xeno "On a different note:
The question just dawned on me. Has anyone ever wondered if the UFC pays Break Media to spin zuffa-hype on the internet?"
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Haha, if that's true it's some ultra crazy double agent shit. Zuffa acts like they hate CP.
macreadysshack- December 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm
D'oh
macreadysshack- December 27, 2011 at 3:49 pm
@Xeno . . . I wanted to simply make the correction that:
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Maybe that is what you do when your product sucks. Did anyone miss the fact that Ludwig has a dismal record of 21-11?
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How can the UFC claim they have the best fighters in the world when they lose every other fight?
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Is inaccurate. That record means you've lost every third fight.
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But . . . Jesus, people are pissed off at you. So, instead, I'm not going to say anything.
DangadaDang- December 27, 2011 at 3:20 pm
No, no I am not. This is what I get for reading just one of Xeno's posts. God damn it, me. FROWN.
DangadaDang- December 27, 2011 at 3:16 pm
What season of TUF was Jonathan Goulet on? Am I drawing a major blank here?
Chri534.- December 27, 2011 at 3:11 pm
My point isn't that he was never asked about it in the past, but that he was finally asked (pay attention now) 1) by a fan 2) on camera 3) in front of a large crowd. If he has ducked the question under similar circumstances in the past, please show me.
XENOPHON- December 27, 2011 at 3:00 pm
Chri534. Says:

Tue, 12/27/11 - 02:44

Because he was finally asked a direct question about it by a fan on camera in front of a large crowd during a Q&A.
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..And you don't think Dana White was asked about the same knock-out 6 years ago? Don't be stupid, of course he was - the fucked up was big news back then. Back then, it was an embarrassment that any TUF contestant could be knocked out so easy and so fucking fast.
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Today, is not the case. And in this case, it can be used to get some mileage and infuse some hype for Ludwigs next fight. Its not rocket science.
XENOPHON- December 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm
@The_Dead_Cow
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Of course people read my posts. The problem you may be having is that of the 2 full time editors, and 5 part writers working for Cage Potato, unlike you they have about 35 fake aliases which they use as cut outs to post to defend their weak articles that nearly always gets picked apart by the audience.
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Cage Potato is a promotion for profit Dead Cow, (please try and remember) this place is as real as the UFC ranking system. Another words, it isn't what it appears. Look all around the borders of this portal, its nothing more than a slimy advertising company.
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On a different note:
The question just dawned on me. Has anyone ever wondered if the UFC pays Break Media to spin zuffa-hype on the internet?
Chri534.- December 27, 2011 at 2:44 pm
Because he was finally asked a direct question about it by a fan on camera in front of a large crowd during a Q&A.
XENOPHON- December 27, 2011 at 2:32 pm
@Chri534
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Why did your boy Dana wait 6 years to address such a feat? The same thing was said in 2006 by million of fans, yet Dana White said nothing and stayed mum. Not a word.
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So why today? Why didn't he say 6 years ago, Ludwig had the fastest knock out in UFC history then?
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Matter of fact, since 2006 poor under-appreciated Ludwig with his knock out win of Goulet was immediate released form the UFC.
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Why would the UFC released the "fastest man on the planet" after he won his UFC Fight Night 3 fight in Las Vegas?
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Looking a Wikipedia, it was not once mentioned, ever and not until this after changed to 4 seconds. Why is that?
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I don't buy it that 6 years later Dana White is going to make right the wrong to a fighter he fired the day of his impressive world record setting knock-out.
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Actually he was so-fired and kicked to the curb from the UFC after January 16, 2006, he fought less than 30 days later on February 11, 2006 in Ring of Fire (ROF) 21.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duane_Ludwig#Return_To_UFC
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Explain that one Chri534 - you pud.
Chri534.- December 27, 2011 at 1:18 pm
And what the hell is wrong with Kizer? Does he not know how to use a stopwatch?
The_Dead_Cow- December 27, 2011 at 1:16 pm
Does anyone even read Xeno's posts? Give up dude, CP is not gonna hire you. Also, if your gonna write a novel in the comments section, please have the post make sense. Thx, good talk asshat.
Chri534.- December 27, 2011 at 1:13 pm
Hey dipshit, Dana didn't bring this up out of nowhere. At one of the recent Q&A's a fan asked Dana about it and he said he'd look into it. I know you'll still think everything is filled with soap opera drama and conspiracies, but I thought someone should at least mention how this came up.
XENOPHON- December 27, 2011 at 12:43 pm
@ArmFarmer
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Right, your never going to avoid the loses...but you can avoid having fighters with 21-11 records...especially when you boast that you have the best in the world signed.
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Look at all the fighters that UFC ditches, compared to one's they keep and promote. Won't know why SF allowed Reem to dodge fights - defending his title, until you can show us a copy of his contract.
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You are right about business models, when you have your talent locked down, you can do as you please. In this case, there is nothing to talk about with Duane “Bang” Ludwig.
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After coming off 2 loses, he threw a lucky punch...and that was 6 years ago. since then he is 10-7. Top talent, is his NOT.
Yazloz18- December 27, 2011 at 12:13 pm
One, this doesn't mean much. Two, I wonder if Duffee was still in the UFC if this would be an issue. Three, is it just me or does it look like only 4 or so years ago the UFC looked ancient. The white glove wraps, the bland looking canvas and shorts, it just looks so old and it was only a hand full of years ago
Mofo- December 27, 2011 at 10:37 am
@Arm - wait, you READ that SHIT??? Brutha, come back to the light.
ArmFarmer- December 27, 2011 at 10:20 am
xeno, if you put all of the best fighters in the world in the same place, how exactly do you avoid losses? Should the top 5 fighters in each weight class fight to a draw each time? How is 21-11 "dismal"? Have you not seen what happens when you DON'T have a fighter tied down to an exclusive contract? Were you around for Overeem's title reign in strikeforce.. most of which was spent in japan not fighting for strikeforce? Have you seen anyone else's business model stand the test of time the way the ufc's has? Are you ever going to stop typing ridiculously long comments that are filled with nonsensical rambling?
Mofo- December 27, 2011 at 10:00 am
HA! Laughed out loud at the caption.
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Shit, xeno's bizarre long-winded posts are gonna make me have to stop using the period as a line break....
RwilsonR- December 27, 2011 at 8:47 am
Ahh... Jonathan Goulet. GSP's half-retarded looking twin with a bad dye job. Thank you for blindly coming forward full force to make this possible.
XENOPHON- December 27, 2011 at 8:00 am
@ TheWarsawExpress
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Quote CP: "I’m sure you know the story by now."
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Quote CP:"This was clearly some bullshit."
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Quote CP: "Dana White responded with his trademark disgust"
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Quote DW “Sounds like them (speaking NSAC’s Keith Kizer). We (the UFC) reviewed it, and it’s correct. ‘Bang’ has the fastest knockout. It’s funny. The state athletic commissions are in place to look out for the fighters, but it seems like I’m always the one making sure they don’t get [expletive added] fucked."
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Quote CP: "Ludwig is just happy to be recognized in the UFC’s official history books, even if the NSAC isn’t on the same page yet.
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Yes, both fighters are seeming to get more credit. Yet there are some problems.
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One, Dana White has known about this discrepancy since January 16, 2006. It was back in 2006, during UFC Fight Night 3 this took place.
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Why are the CP writers hyping news that is 6 years old?
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Better question is, why is Dana White pretending he is the protector of the same fighters he has under a "lock and key" contract?
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Lastly, who wants the "for profit" UFC, in charge of official historic record keeping which has always been inside the jurisdiction of the Nevada State Athletic Commissioner?
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Could this be that the UFC which has many injured fighters as of recent, is simply looking to hype another fighter, and his upcoming fight with Neer - now that "The Bang" is on a 2 fight (decision) win streak?
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Maybe that is what you do when your product sucks. Did anyone miss the fact that Ludwig has a dismal record of 21-11?
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How can the UFC claim they have the best fighters in the world when they lose every other fight?
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Why is it that CP rarely demonstrates any critical thinking in communications?
ArmFarmer- December 27, 2011 at 7:35 am
Kizer always comes off as a complete asshat...
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