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Todd Duffee Back in The UFC


Heavyweight Todd Duffee’s career has been a strange mixed bag of extreme highs and lows. As a 23 year-old, Duffee became a sensation by knocking out Tim Hague in just seven seconds in his UFC debut back back in 2009. A host of injuries delayed his second fight in the organization for nearly a year.

When he did make his return, against Mike Russow, Duffee fell victim to one of the most surprising come from behind KO victories in UFC history. Duffee outclassed Russow for twelve minutes before getting caught and knocked out cold.

He was then released by the UFC, took a short notice fight against fellow He-Man impersonator Alistair Overeem (because short noticed fights against over-matched opponents was just how Ubereem got down in those days before he could keep himself occupied with running from and failing drug tests) , got shellacked, and then didn’t fight again for about a year and a half.

When he did, last April, Duffee stopped Neil Grove inside one round. He hasn’t fought since then but evidently the fickle matchmaking overlords (Happy Thanksgiving, Joe) at the UFC have been satisfied and it was announced Wednesday that the Duff Man will be back in the Octagon at UFC 155.

“Duffee (7-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will meet Phil De Fries (9-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC 155, this year’s version of the annual New Year’s Eve weekend card in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena,” Case Keefer of The Las Vegas Sun reports.

Are you happy to see Todd back in the big leagues after being dumped a couple years ago, nation? We are. Win or lose, he’s exciting. After the jump, let’s look back at our favorite Duffee moments so far.

7 Second KO:

Vs. Alistair Overeem:

- Elias Cepeda

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Mr_Misanthropy- November 23, 2012 at 3:24 pm
He looked like poop against Ubes. Over committed to all of his sloppy hooks leaving himself off balance and wide open for counters. He looked a little better against Grove but his technique still looks a little sloppy. There's some mean dudes at HW in the UFC.
RearNakedSpoon- November 23, 2012 at 10:12 am
2 fights in 2 and a half years then re-signs with UFC. If he went and got a bunch of fights that showed his dedication to MMA and progress in skills then it would be exciting to see him back.
We'll see what happens but he will most likely just add a visual impact to a fight with heavyweight division's elite.
Mr_Misanthropy- November 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm
"He's got more muscles than a sea-food plattah! Good Night Irene!"

Michael Schiavello you crazy one-microphoned kangaroo fucking bastard. You make Mauro Renallo sound like James Fox after six shots of Patron and a bottle of darvocet.
Colin Timberlake- November 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm
Hey, Bob Sapp is gone from the sidebar!

Darkside- November 22, 2012 at 5:17 pm
Not glad. Not mad. Just...indifferent. It's Todd Duffee. Meh.
mma4ever- November 22, 2012 at 2:37 pm
But he is ..i guess
dipsetkilla316- November 22, 2012 at 12:56 pm
Hes not that bad, i guess.