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Todd Duffee Latest Victim of UFC’s Fall/Winter Curse

(Keep it down, Duffee. Can’t you see the man’s trying to catch some shut-eye?)

Whatever gypsy Dana White pissed off while riding around in his limousine and tossing chicken bones out the window, he’s got to be regretting it now.  The string of recent injury withdrawals continues, and this time it’s heavyweight prospect Todd Duffee who’s pulling out of his bout against Paul Buentello at UFC 107.  Duffee wouldn’t say what the nature of his injury is, and that’s smart even though it’s bound to fuel a bunch of internet speculation (is it shingles, Todd?  it’s shingles, isn’t it?), but he did refer to the decision to withdraw from the fight as "one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make."  Second hardest?  Choosing between regular Captain Crunch and Peanut Butter Crunch.  No matter which one you go with, afterwards you always feel like you screwed up big time.

Buentello is bummed at the news, but says that Stefan Struve and Mike Russow have both been discussed as possible replacements for Duffee.  For purely selfish reasons, we hope they go with Russow so Struve can get his David-n-Goliath on with Pat Barry, but that’s just us. 

On a related note, anybody else feel like all these injury pullouts are getting just a little bit spooky?  No?  Then just you wait until Tito Ortiz goes down with a heart murmur on the same day that Forrest Griffin is diagnosed with whooping cough.  After that there’ll be nothing left to do but sit around and wait for the swarm of locusts.   


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Peppermint Nightmare- November 4, 2009 at 10:09 am
In regards to Struve vs Barry being being called "David vs Goliath", I can't figure out which one is David and which is Goliath.
Struve is like 30 feet tall, but as thin as a rail.
Barry is like 4 feet tall, but he's a fucking block of meat.

MachidaVsSilva- November 4, 2009 at 5:14 am
Oops! All berries. Damn Professor Chaos, that's harsh. Randy pulls out due to incontinence.
KJGould- November 4, 2009 at 2:04 am
I think someone's been using UFC dolls for voodoo.

I'm looking at you, Rampage.
snakey- November 3, 2009 at 10:33 pm
Tim (cough) Sylvia, Andre (cough) Arlovski.
I would much rather watch these two than some of the UFC numbers. I would be speaking to Mirko about one last kick in the octagon - he's still hungry. Imagine Liddell v Crocop at Light Heavyweight.
The UFC is at an interesting point. They don't want to overpay, but at the same time they are missing out on some top quality fighters. Maybe they need to have more exhibition fights for side interest. Masters series or international.
Some of the undercards have been pretty average lately, so additional formats, like the Dream Hulk Tournament add to the spectacular - something the Japanese do so well.
reddog- November 3, 2009 at 10:26 pm
Randy will pull out due to a malignant ear tumor

BJ will have to pull out due to vaginitis

Diego will be a no show as well, being at the hospital bedside after Tony Robbins gets hit by an old school bus filled with migrant workers. There is confusion in the room ,however, as The Nightmare screams "YES!" 37 times, only stopping when his mentor passes.

As soon as Brock gets better, Carwin has a freak hand severing accident after falling off his high horse, also bruising his enormous sense of self-importance. Shane, no longer able to cope with the pressure, goes all Benoit on his family.
halfbreed23- November 3, 2009 at 8:39 pm
If Tito Ortiz goes down on something it wouldn't be a heart murmur.
oc in this bitch- November 3, 2009 at 8:20 pm
russow or struve?there the biggest jokes in the heavyweight future what so ever for either.i think they should fight each other and wineer and loser get theyre walking papers.ones a fat boy that sucks,the other is a basketball player that get real buentello will horrify either one quik status.
Jay30.60- November 3, 2009 at 7:16 pm
Peanut Butter Crunch FTW!
MostDiabolicalHaterThisSideOfTheMississippi- November 3, 2009 at 6:55 pm
It certainly seems to be raining shit on Joe Cooper.
mmmiles9000- November 3, 2009 at 6:21 pm
If the UFC is able to survive 2009 with all this... they'll have built up enough karma to get the signatures changed on Mousasi's AND Zaromski's contracts.

tallkitchenbags- November 3, 2009 at 6:15 pm
after laying with jenna tito must have the heart and immune system of a mako shark
xFenixKnightx- November 3, 2009 at 6:12 pm
Please let it be Struve so Buentello can ruff him up.

Komodo- November 3, 2009 at 6:07 pm
LOL @ Dangle, good catch.
Angled Dangle- November 3, 2009 at 5:47 pm

He misspelled Chaos
Professor Choas- November 3, 2009 at 5:46 pm
Next thing you know Couture is gonnna have to pull out due to Alzheimer's
One Two- November 3, 2009 at 5:35 pm
gypsy curse is that from thinner? I'm more upset that i don't have either captain crunch right now than i am dufees out.
Angled Dangle- November 3, 2009 at 5:28 pm
Fuck it, I'm a Strikeforce fan now. Until this Sunday, when the only good card is finished and they return to having 1 decent main event and a night full of garbage
Angled Dangle- November 3, 2009 at 5:23 pm
At least we can all watch UFC's Main Event spectacular this Saturday without the fear of any changes to the card.

Unless of course, it's pulled for a marathon of 1,000 Ways To Die or CSI.
SIR HAL- November 3, 2009 at 5:22 pm
well this string of injury bullshit really sucks. what a way to finish out the year. SON OF A BITCH.
knee_strike- November 3, 2009 at 5:20 pm
I believe Mr. White tempted fate when he stated in a recent interview that "every morning when [his] toe hits the floor, bad things are going to happen."

A self-fulfilling prophecy, perhaps?
Everlast66- November 3, 2009 at 5:19 pm
"Choosing between regular Captain Crunch and Peanut Butter Crunch. No matter which one you go with, afterwards you always feel like you screwed up big time."

No shit. You gotta get that Berry, man.
Soda Popinski- November 3, 2009 at 5:18 pm
dammit. both alves and the duffster were reasons i bought tickets to 107.

K.E.G.- November 3, 2009 at 5:13 pm
You're absolutely wrong about Tito and Forrest. The only people getting hurt are involved in fights we want to see.