Duane Ludwig now owns a much-coveted UFC record. | Photo: Dave Mandel


On Jan. 16, 2006, Duane Ludwig knocked out Jonathan Goulet very quickly. Just how quickly, though, is a matter of debate.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission recorded the finish for the UFC Fight Night 3 bout at 11 seconds. Pretty much everyone else could agree the fight was over sooner, but the NSAC’s time has long been accepted as official. For that reason, Ludwig’s lightning-quick knockout has been kept out of the record books.

On Dec. 24, though, UFC President Dana White announced on Twitter that Ludwig’s KO was the fastest in UFC history. White then followed up with a video blog that showed footage to prove it.

“It was very cool,” Ludwig told the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show. “Definitely a little bit unexpected. It’s been about five years. It’s definitely cool to have it credited to me finally.”

Of course, at this point the NSAC is not going to change its record books. Ludwig prefers the UFC’s version of history anyway.

“That’s more than enough because Dana White and the UFC and the fans, they’re all my brothers and my family,” he said. “That means more to me than a government employee in a suit. I’m definitely happy with the UFC stepping in and Dana White being a man of his word.”

On his video blog, White timed Ludwig’s KO of Goulet, Todd Duffee’s KO of Tim Hague, and Chan Sung Jung’s recent KO of Mark Hominick. Officially, the Duffee and Jung finishes came at seven seconds. White timed Duffee’s at 7.56 seconds and Jung’s at 6.26 seconds. Ludwig believes he beat Goulet in four seconds, but the UFC president called it 6.06 seconds, which still edged Jung if you agree with the UFC’s own timekeeping.

“It separates me from everybody past, present and possibly future on the planet Earth,” Ludwig said. “It’s definitely cool to stand out from every other human being. It’s definitely cool to be known for that because that’s some ninja stuff there. Also, the way that it went down, the technical precision, the setup and stepping off to the side -- it wasn’t just like I closed my eyes and got a lucky punch. There was some thought process into that.”

And then years to get the UFC to recognize him for it. Jung blitzing Hominick so quickly in December helped bring the issue back up, but Jung nearly claimed the record himself, which raises the question: Can the record be broken?

“I’m sure there’s definitely things that can happen, but it looks like in history, it hasn’t happened yet,” Ludwig said. “If it does, then that’s cool. But for right now, I’d like to just enjoy this a little bit.”

Listen to the full interview (beginning at 51:55).

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Mike Bohn reacts to Demetrious Johnson's record setting submission at UFC 186

  • 10 days ago
  • 5 views

MONTREAL – MMAjunkie’s Mike Bohn gives his instant reaction to Demetrious Johnson’s literal last second submission of Kyogi Horiguchi in the main event of UFC 186.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, read news >>

UFC 186 bonuses: ‘Mighty Mouse’ pockets $50,000 for record-breaking submission finish

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson led the post-fight bonuses with his record-breaking submission finish. UFC 186 took place in Montreal, Quebec in front of a modest crowd at the Bell Centre, read news >>

UFC 186 results: John Makdessi scores first-round finish of Shane Campbell

  • 10 days ago
  • 13 views

British Columbia's Shane Campbell brought a 62-9 kickboxing record and a burgeoning record as an MMA knockout artist into his UFC debut Saturday night in Montreal. But John Makdessi was there waiting read news >>

Heavy underdog Yves Jabouin: Thomas Almeida's undefeated record means little

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 views

Despite six years under the Zuffa banner, including a solid 5-3 mark in the UFC, Yves Jabouin enters UFC 186 as tonight’s biggest underdog outside of the main event.Filed under: Featured Videos, News read news >>

Video highlights! Watch Michael Bisping's Top 5 knockouts ahead of UFC 186

  • 11 days ago
  • 14 views

Pillow fists? What pillow fists? Constantly knocked for what many perceive is a lack of striking power, Michael Bisping has proved his doubters wrong time and again to the tune of earning nine knocko read news >>

Report: Lousy ticket sales force Bell Centre to close half the arena for UFC 186

  • 12 days ago
  • 560 views

Is this record in jeopardy? Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will now be working with about 50 percent of the original real estate afforded to its UFC 186: "Johnson vs. Horiguchi" pay-per-view (P read news >>

Bellator signs featherweight phenom Gleristone 'Toninho Furia' Santos

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 views

The newest addition to the Bellator MMA featherweight ranks, Gleristone "Toninho Furia" Santos, boasts an impressive 16-1 record in his last 17 fights. Continuing its trend of signing top prospects f read news >>

Freddie Roach blasts 'selfish' Floyd Mayweather, 'Money' manager says Manny Pacquiao will get his head knocked off

  • 20 days ago
  • 0 views

The war of words is heating up. We're about three weeks away from the biggest boxing fight in history, as pound-for-pound and box office king, Floyd Mayweather Jr., is set to take on Manny Pacquiao o read news >>

UFC on FOX 15 pre-fight facts: Machida a frequent headliner, Holloway a record-setter

  • 21 days ago
  • 2 views

On Saturday UFC heads to FOX for the second time this year with a stacked card headlined by a title eliminator bout in the middleweight division. Top contenders Luke Rockhold (13-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and read news >>