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Alistair Overeem Destroyed Todd Duffee in 18 Seconds (Video)

Alistair Overeem and Todd Duffee was one of the big attractions at K-1 Dynamite!! in Japan just before New Year’s Day. Fans may have been satisfied with the one-way ass-kicking, but the downside is the whole event didn’t last longer than a virgin in the sack. Overeem showed off his kickboxing skills, peppering Duffee with some serious knees. Duffee showed off the glass chin we saw in the Mike Russow fight. Enough of me, here’s the 18 seconds of infamy, aka the Alistair Overeem-Todd Duffee fight video courtesy of Bloody Elbow:

Though the fight ended so early it was a disappointment, hearing the announcer’s line that Reem has more muscles than a seafood platter made it all worthwhile. That’s quality right there.

Todd Duffee vs. Mike Russow Made Over in Mortal Kombat Style

Before UFC evacuee Todd Duffee fights Alisteroid Overeem on New Year’s Day in Japan, we must remind you about his most recent experience in the ring. The man who holds one of the fastest UFC knockouts ever was the victim of one of the greatest comebacks in MMA. Duffee was famously destroying Mike Russow before getting knocked out by two out-of-nowhere punches. Now, thanks to LBS contributor Alan Hull who shared with us this video from Bloody Elbow, that famous fight has been memorialized in Mortal Kombat form. Greatest video ever:

It doesn’t get much better than that. How about Brock Lesnar as Goro? Come to think of it, there is a strong resemblance there.

Todd Duffee Cut by UFC for Being an ‘Ass’

Fans of LBS will know the name of Todd Duffee quite well. He’s the guy who beat Tim Hague with a record seven-second knockout and the guy who got knocked the bleep out by Mike Russow despite dominating the entire fight.

Well Duffee has been let go by the UFC, as first reported by MMA Junkie via Bloody Elbow. Duffee was set to fight at UFC 121 in Anaheim but had to pull out because of a knee injury. Though it seemingly came out of nowhere, it has been confirmed that Duffee was cut.

So why was such an up-and-comer in the heavyweight division like Duffee let go? SI’s Josh Gross provides some insight on twitter: “Sounds like accumulation of things led UFC to release Todd Duffee. Overall attitude probably being at the top.” Gross also got a comment from Duffee’s manager who told him “It unfortunate, but Todd’s an ass.”

And there you have it. One of the best parts about the UFC is Dana White because he is excellent at promoting his brand and giving the fans what they want. The downside is that if you piss off White, you’re pretty much toast. Unfortunately for Duffee, it sounds like he got on the dark side. Watch out for Duffee on a Strikeforce card coming to a Showtime channel near you.

Sources:
UFC releases heavyweight prospect Todd Duffee [MMA Junkie]
Josh Gross on Twitter

Mike Russow Scores KO of the Night

The buildup and hype for UFC 114 in Las Vegas centered around the main event between Rampage Jackson and Rashad Evans. Evans won that fight by unanimous decision in a bout that failed to live up to expectations. Two fights before the main event however, we had some serious action. Todd Duffee, he of the 7-second UFC record knockout punch, was obliterating Mike Russow the first two and a half rounds of their fight. Midway through the third, Russow, the part-time fighter/part-time Chicago cop, caught Duffee with a punch squarely in the face. The result was Russow taking home the bonus for KO of the night. Here’s the Mike Russow knockout punch video of Todd Duffee:

That punch truly was a Hail Mary knockout if I’ve ever seen one. As Brent Brookhouse of bloodyelbow.com said on my radio show, that fight was the football equivalent of Florida leading The Citadel 70-0 and The Citadel scoring a 71-point touchdown to win. Duffee kept Russow at a distance the entire fight, peppered him with a variety of punches and uppercuts, and had things on cruise control until that knockout. That’s the crazy part about MMA — it only takes one punch to change everything. It’s really a shame for Duffee because he really was dominating the 12 minutes prior to that knockout.

Video: Todd Duffee Knocks Out Tim Hague in Record 7 Seconds

Earlier in the week we presented video of a two-second knockout and I thought that was impressive. What the fans in Portland saw at UFC 102 on Saturday night was pretty cool too. After not touching gloves before the fight, Todd Duffee caught Tim Hague with a jab to start the fight and pounced after knocking him down. The result was a record 7-second knockout. Check it:

I don’t know if they’ll get the “Fight of the Night” reward but they’ll probably be up there. Maybe it will go to Couture and Nogueira who went the distance.