Tuesday, 21 February 2012 13:58
Both Fedor Emelianenko and Todd Duffee have made mention of a "big announcement" coming soon, so naturally the speculation is that Fedor will be fighting Duffee in the near future. Todd Duffee was dubbed my many as the "next big thing" when he entered the UFC after going 5-0 with 5 knockouts in his MMA career. In his first UFC fight, he needed just 7 seconds to knock out Tim Hague. However, his second UFC fight, against Mike Russow, derailed the hype train as Duffee was knocked out in the third round.
Shockingly, he was cut from the UFC after this fight, not because of the loss, but because he somehow managed to piss off Dana White. Dana was never explicit in what prompted him to fire Duffee, saying only that it seemed "he doesn't want to be in the UFC, he doesn't like being in the UFC."
That was news to Duffee, who said he had no idea why he was released. Anyway, Todd signed with Dream and in his first fight he faced Alistair Overeem. This fight was another very quick first round KO, but Duffee was on the wrong side of it. The bout took place on New Year's Eve in 2010, and Duffee has not fought since.
Fedor is riding a two fight win streak, his latest being a KO victory of Japanese judo Gold-medalist Satoshi Ishii back in December. A fight between him and Duffee would be an explosive contest, as both me like to stand and bang. Nothing is confirmed yet, but we'll be keeping on eye on this story as it develops.