1. He was once touted as the next big thing in the UFC.
Duffee entered the Octagon on a five-fight winning streak, which
included a victory over UFC and Pride veteran Assuerio
Silva. All but one of those five wins came in the first round.
With such an impressive resume, Duffee was expected to do well in
the UFC. He was a young and hungry heavyweight with ridiculous
power in his hands. For his Octagon debut, he faced the late
Hague and did not disappoint. Duffee stopped the Canadian
before he could mount any form of offense.
2. All his wins have come via knockout.
Having started his career with four straight first-round knockouts,
Duffee, with his imposing 6-foot-3-inch, 241-pound frame, was an
especially intimidating heavyweight. Whether or not any/all of his
opponents were intimidated once inside the cage, that is hard to
say, but regardless, the American Kickboxing Academy product has
kept his reputation and his 100 percent knockout rate intact. He
currently boasts nine career wins, all by KO or TKO. His victims in
the UFC have been Anthony
Hamilton, Philip De
Fries, Neil Grove
3. He is a fast starter.
Duffee holds eight stoppages inside the first round, five of them
coming in under a minute. Before we forget, the native of
Evansville, Indiana, owns one of the most spectacular debuts in UFC
history, finishing Hague only seven seconds into the fight.
After his loss to Mike Russow,
Duffee was released by the UFC. He was then tapped by DREAM to
Overeem less than two weeks before fight day, and for the
interim heavyweight title. The result didn’t go well for Duffee,
who was starched by the much more experienced Overeem in just 19
seconds. Understandably, a rematch with his tormentor is something
that Duffee has been wanting to happen.
5. He’s flexed some acting chops.
Duffee has not only exhibited his fighting skills inside the cage,
he has also showcased them on the big screen. He appeared in the
2011 martial arts flick Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown in the role
of Tim Newhouse, a struggling fighter determined to bring his
family out of debt following the death of his father. Duffee also
had a cameo in the 2016 blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of