Todd Duffee

USA

Out
Injury Eye
Est. Return 3/14/2020
Long medical suspension
HeavyweightUFC
Out
September 17, 2019
Duffee has been suspended indefinitely by the British Columbia Athletic Commission pending a physician's clearance for possible conjunctival abrasion, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Duffee's UFC Vancouver matchup against Jeff Hughes was ruled a no-contest after he sustained an eye poke and told the referee he was seeing double. As a result, the BC Athletic Commission will force him to get a doctor's clearance for what amounts to be a scratched cornea, should he wish to fight again before mid-March of 2020.
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Fight ruled no-contest after eye poke
HeavyweightUFC
Out
September 14, 2019
Duffee fought Jeff Hughes to a no-contest (accidental eye poke) at at 4:03 of Round 1 at UFC on ESPN+ 16 on Saturday in Vancouver.
ANALYSIS
Nobody wants to see a fight end this way. Duffee came out aggressive, as expected, and even briefly executed a takedown, but Hughes popped right up. Duffee also landed a right hand that dropped Hughes, but couldn't land the kill shot. Hughes got his wits back and may have even caught Duffee in the return fire, but when he had Duffee's back against the cage, it appeared he grazed his eye while initiating a break. The fight was stopped, and Duffee told the referee he was seeing double -- bad news for the fight's prospects of continuing. The doctor came in to take a look, and while there wasn't a ton of visible damage, the ref had no choice but to call it off. Duffee was on the sidelines for more than three years heading into this matchup, but this certainly wasn't the return either him or UFC brass had been hoping for.
Added to UFC Vancouver
HeavyweightUFC
Out
June 25, 2019
Duffee will take on Jeff Hughes at UFC Vancouver, Danny Austin of TheProvince.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Duffee will return to the octagon following a four year absence. He boasts a 9-3 career record (3-2 UFC) including a debut knockout of Tim Hague in seven seconds. Injuries have kept him sidelined, but he is ready to go for the heavyweight matchup against Hughes. It will mark his first fight since July 2015.
Looks to come back this November
HeavyweightUFC
Out
May 2, 2017
Duffee will try to rejoin the MMA fight scene this November after shoulder surgery, Mike Bohn of MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Duffee underwent shoulder surgery nearly two months ago and is anxious to start training again. He maintains a 9-3 career record (3-2 UFC) and his debut knockout of Tim Hague in seven seconds from strikes is still the fastest knockout in UFC heavyweight history. However, since joining the UFC in 2010, Duffee has battled injuries and medical ailments that have led to an inconsistent fight schedule. He will be looking to get back into the cage this November, over two years after his last fight against Frank Mir (loss-KO/TKO punches) in July 2015.
Withdraws from UFC 209
HeavyweightUFC
Out
February 16, 2017
Duffee has withdrawn from his UFC 209 fight against Mark Godbeer, ESPN's Brett Okamoto reports.
ANALYSIS
Duffee hasn't fought since his July 2015 loss to Frank Mir, but it's unclear at this time what's ailing him. Given the 31-year-old's level of inactivity, it's unlikely he sees a high-profile heavyweight bout any time soon. In the meantime, Godbeer will attempt to secure a new opponent for the March 4 event.
Todd Duffee: Knocked Out Cold By Frank Mir Wednesday
HeavyweightUFC
Out
July 16, 2015
Duffee lost to Frank Mir via KO at 1:13 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Wednesday in San Diego.
ANALYSIS
As is usually the case with Duffee, he either looks like a future champion or a guy who should be cut. Wednesday, it was the latter. The biggest concern for Duffee going into this fight was to avoid getting into a ground battle against Mir. He was able to do that, with the entire contest being spent on the feet, but he got the short end of a striking battle. The end came when one huge right hand from Mir knocked Duffee out cold. He was out before he even hit the mat. Although Duffee made his UFC debut back in December 2012, due to injuries and illness, this was just his third fight with the company and his first loss. We will see Duffee again, but it's certainly a giant step back for the 29-year old.