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UFC 114 Video Hype: ‘A Day in the Life of Todd Duffee’


"Athletically, I’m pretty much where I’m gonna be — I’m 24, I’m probably in the prime physical peak of my life — it’s the mental side of the game that I really have to develop and work on."

So says Todd Duffee (6-0), the impressive-looking heavyweight prospect who has acquired just seven seconds of professional MMA experience since 2008. Duffee’s blitz of Tim Hague at UFC 102 caught the attention of the MMA world, but his momentum was doused due to a back injury suffered in November. Now, the Xtreme Couture member is set to make his long-awaited Octagon return on the main card of UFC 114 against Mike Russow (12-1, 1 no-contest).

Both guys are known as finishers: Duffee has defeated all of his opponents by KO/TKO, with just one fight making it out of the first round. Russow’s unanimous decision win against Justin McCully at UFC 102 broke a seven-fight streak of stoppage victories, all of which came in the first two rounds. And yet, all of the heat is on the side of the 24-year-old. As he told “Here we have one of the most over-hyped fighters going against one of the most underrated in the heavyweight division. I am highly hyped. Am I overrated? I don’t think so. But I’ve been over-hyped by that seven-second knockout."

We’re about to find out if the Duffee-hype is justified. Russow will be an incredibly tough opponent, and a noticeable step up in competition. But if Duffee juggernauts his way through him, will anybody be that surprised?

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justscrappin- May 25, 2010 at 6:10 am
Seriously is summer one should be camped out in front of a computer...the only reason I'm on here is cuz I'm at work and bored.
justscrappin- May 25, 2010 at 6:08 am
I blame the jews....just kidding you!
newdeal- May 25, 2010 at 4:45 am
I have also noticed fewer posts lately. I blame the new CP writer as be isn't nearly as good as ben was
externalboxer- May 25, 2010 at 4:06 am
this guy has alot of potential, a lot of people would love to have his body type or a similar one, i just hope hes with a good camp and learns how to not get hit, i dont like when people take a punch to give a punch, lack of skill, lack of understanding, and only a matter of time before your brain dead like nog, forrest, vanderlei, chuck, etc
DazedNConfused- May 24, 2010 at 11:18 pm
Russow will get rolled. ROOLLED
anderson wanderlei paulo thiago alves silva- May 24, 2010 at 3:51 pm
His seven second knock out has been over hyped but his request to Dana to let him eat has been under bite.
Mr_Misanthropy- May 24, 2010 at 3:02 pm
@ Sayeed Czechkich

I drove them away with my infantile humor.

I personally am not a huge fan of Russow, the fight's I've seen of his were pretty boring. He fights like a cop, and I don't like cops.
side.check.kick- May 24, 2010 at 2:54 pm
I cant wait to see Todd wreck that flabby mofo's day!

In other news, has anyone noticed the lack of dudes posting these past few days?
Where the fuck did everyone go?
knee_strike- May 24, 2010 at 2:52 pm
Both Jackson and Evans look like the utter douches they are in that little ad.

Anyway, this Duffee kid is a monster. MMA fans everywhere should keep an eye on him.


How about Todd "the Decapitator" Duffee? He pretty much knocked Tim Hague's head off, after all.
worldchampwannabe- May 24, 2010 at 2:44 pm
Hopefully Duffee stays humble and does not get caught up in the hype. He has a very bright future and Russo will be a huge test as he is no joke either.

@ ghostboner - Imagine that whole video interview with Duffee talikng like Duff Man. Had me rolling.
cloiselle- May 24, 2010 at 2:06 pm
russow hosts a small mma event in our town several times a year, he's show his intelligence inside and outside the ring and that could be the determining factor if he can stalemate duffee's power and athleticism.

either way, hope to see a good fight!
ghostboner- May 24, 2010 at 2:01 pm
So do we have a name for Duffee yet? Other that the obvious Duff Man?