MMA record: 6-2
UFC record: 1-1
Ah the man with the UFC record for fastest knockout at 7 seconds against Tim Hague. The hype train started almost immediately for the young fighter, he was said to be an eventual UFC champion, some even putting him at eventual GOAT status. So when he was matched up against Mike Russow for his next fight, many felt that this was a gimme win that would allow the undefeated Duffee to pad his record a bit before moving up a level in competition.
Duffee dominated the the first two rounds of the fight and all but had the fight won until being knocked out cold by a punch from Russow, putting the breaks on the hype train for Duffee. Even casual fans of MMA know that more often than not, one loss usually isn't enough to totally destroy a fighter's career. But things are not always as they seem, as three months later Duffee was released from the UFC. The reasons ranged from Duffee wanting to get a part time job to him having behavior problems behind the scenes, which eventually became the official UFC reason for his release, so the hype train is now slowed to a crawl.
Once releases, Duffee signed on to fight Abe Wagner, you know, the guy best known for being on the wrong end of one of the worst beatings the entire history of the Ultimate Fighter where EMTs could see his skull through the cut on his head. Again fans saw this for what it was, Duffee trying to get him back on a win streak by taking on an apparent tomato can. Then came the point where the Todd Duffee hype train gets completely thrown off of the rails. One very short notice he took a huge leap in opponent level by deciding to fight against current Strikeforce Heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem at Dream's Dynamite 2010!! on New Year's Eve. This really showed Duffee's ego as he felt he could take on Overeem on such short notice. Well Overeem decided to prove a point that night and knocked Duffee out in just 19 seconds into the fight.
So from being a potential heavyweight great to two straight losses in under a year, the last being an embarrassing knockout to an opponent who was far more experienced than he was, Todd Duffee has to focus on rebuilding his career by working in smaller promotions and fighting against guys more in his skill range.