Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 12/30/12
Three years ago, Todd Duffee (Pictured) was perceived by many pundits as the heavyweight division’s next big thing. He was fresh off a seven second knockout victory, which at the time was recognized as the fasted KO in Octagon history, and was unblemished through six professional fights. Then out of the blue, UFC president Dana White fired the now-27-year-old because of his “attitude problem.” Duffee whet on to lose his next two bouts, one of which was a 34 second thrashing by Alistair Overeem, but righted the ship against Neil Grove prior to getting called back up to the majors. The UFC granted Duffee a reprieve when Phil De Fries’ UFC 155 opponent was pulled from their tango, and White says the slugger has been a model employee ever since. “I had a beef with him a while ago,” White said of the rocky relationship. “I felt like he didn’t give a [expletive] if he was in the UFC or not. So if you don’t want to do business with us, then don’t do business with us. “We ended up bringing...
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