Todd Duffee Returns at Super Fight League 2. Does Anyone Care?
India's Super Fight League, the fledgling promotion known better for its ultra-catchy theme song than any action featured in the cage, is returning on April 7 for a second crack at the Indian MMA market.
The first event featured Bob Sapp vs. James Thompson in the main event, a bout that was a complete farce and likely pre-determined - by Sapp or someone else - before either fighter ever stepped in the cage. If anyone in the audience had any indication what they were watching - and they likely didn't, because professional wrestling is new to the country as well - they didn't react accordingly. Smarter audiences would have ripped the product to shreds.
The second event will feature another lackluster heavyweight main event, but at least we know Todd Duffee and Neil Grove won't take a dive or somehow injure themselves during a reversal, only to be magically fine a few seconds later when it's time to leave the cage and collect their paycheck.
Duffee had plenty of promise when he debuted in the UFC with that stunning eight-second knockout of Tim Hague. But that was back then, back before he was fired from the company for being a complete knob to the small public relations staff the company had two years ago. When you're a giant heavyweight with just one loss on your professional record, and the company still fires you for being a jerk, you've got problems.
And so Duffee floats around the world, fighting in smaller promotions against guys like Grove, who would probably be thrilled to be labeled as a journeyman. But the truth is that Grove isn't even good enough for that label. He's 1-3 in his last four fights, flaming out of Bellator in spectacular fashion, and the only way he'll have a chance to re-live his sole UFC appearance from 2009 is if the UFC needs a last-second fill-in for their upcoming Liverpool card.
In short, this is another terrible main event for Super Fight League, but you can't expect much otherwise at this point.
But hey, at least they still have the awesome theme music.
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