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Todd Duffee Talks About Being Cut by the UFC |
by Kid Nate on Oct 31, 2010
Todd Duffee has had a bad year. He lost his only fight to Mike Russow in spectacular fashion at UFC 114 after dominating the Chicago cop for 2.5 rounds. His father passed away. Adding insult to that injury, he got cut from the UFC.
Sherdog caught up with Duffee and got some quotes:
"Dana never actually talked to me. The only time he talked to me was after my first fight [in the UFC], and he publicly went out and said that I had a good attitude," says Duffee. "I gave up my entire life [to be a fighter]. The thing that was insulting to me was when he said that he didn't know if I wanted to be in the UFC."
"My dad was dying, and I spent my dad's last five months preparing for a fight. I didn't go visit my dad once. I was focused on one thing and one thing only, and that's how I've trained my entire career. So that kind of hurt my feelings," says Duffee. "It was kind of hard to swallow when I heard that someone could have that kind of misconception about me, especially someone who has that much control over what I'm trying to do with my life. With a snap of someone's fingers, everything you've worked so hard for goes down the sh--ter."
"I never personally agreed to [fight Madsen]; my manager did. They all really wanted that fight for me because it was on the Brock [Lesnar] card. I was just asking for a couple of weeks to see if I could get healthy to take that fight," says Duffee. "I just didn't feel comfortable taking a fight injured in hopes that I'll be able to get ready. Once I got cut, I was on set for like a week before I signed [the movie contract], just in case I got a phone call [from the UFC] saying, ‘Hey, let's get you a new contract. Let's get you back in the UFC.'"
Duffee is still nursing an injured knee and hoping to avoid surgery. He says he has not yet received any offers from other fight promotions.
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