August 29, 2009
You know you're good when you question a seven second knockout. Todd Duffee walked across the Octagon and floored Tim Hague with a jab. Down went the big Canadian where he was greeted with eight more shots in five seconds. A left on the ground made Hague go limp, that's when referee Mario Yamasaki jumped in to give Duffee the knockout victory in UFC debut with 4:53 left in the first round in the third fight of the night at UFC 102 in Portland.
When asked about the seven second win, Duffee said, "I think it was six seconds."
UPDATE: Duffee told Cagewriter during the postfight that he was actually saying he thought the previous record was six seconds. He wasn't claiming that he had accomplished the feat in six seconds. Although if you looked at the clock when the fight was stopped at 4:54, it was pretty close.
The knockout was a UFC record surpassing the previous mark of eight seconds set by James Irvin over Houston Alexander at Ultimate Fight Night 13 and Don Fyre over Thomas Ramirez at UFC 8.
Duffee (6-0, 1-0 UFC), who looks like Brock Lesnar Jr., at a muscular 6-foot-4, 251 pounds obviously possesses massive power. The 23-year-old fights out of American Top Team in South Florida and now has six victories all by knockout.
CHICAGO COP RUSSOW PUT THE SHACKLES ON MCCULLY
If you can't wrestle don't step in the cage with Mike Russow. A former collegiate wrestler at Eastern Illinois, Russow took Justin McCully down at will. "The Insane One" didn't even challenge to get back to his feet. The only times McCully got up was when referee Herb Dean forced the fight back to the feet. Russow threatened with a kimura at the end of each round but couldn't finish things. He still rolled to a unanimous decision (30-27 on all three cards) victory.
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