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Duffman fired by the UFC

Todd Duffee, once the hottest shit on since Sokoudjou, has been released by the UFC for being a dick and pissing off Dana White somehow.

Sources around the young heavyweight are being very tight-lipped about what earned him his marching orders but many believe his recent comments about being broke and needing to find a second job have not gone down well with the UFC.

Duffee also took a part in a movie – the sequel to Never Back Down – which begins filming this month and is scheduled to wrap in November. Duffee plays a fighter in the film, but had pulled out of an October fight with John Madsen at UFC 121 citing a lingering knee injury.

With Duffee’s manager referencing Dana White in his text message, that points to there being at least one very specific reason for Duffee’s removal from the roster. Gross’ opinion is that it “sounds like accumulation of things led UFC to release Todd Duffee. Overall attitude probably being at the top.”

It doesn’t take a lot to get on the bad side of the UFC and one guaranteed way to do it is to complain about money. That’s how Roger Huerta went from being Zuffa’s Hispanic Gina Carano to being frozen out and dumped in the speed of one interview with Fight! magazine. If it was just the money comments, I’d feel pretty bad for Duffee. This wasn’t a situation where he was sitting there wearing a $300 Gatsby hat bitching about having to do free press. The man was dealing with being totally broke-ass after a year of living off scraps.

But apparently there was more to it than that, and the final straw certainly seems to be attached to ditching out of his fight with John Madsen. It’s not too hard to imagine Dana flipping out on that if he thought Duffee was trying to pull a Rampage so he could be in some stupid movie.

  • frickshun

    Can someone insert a joke about Duffee “Never Backing Down” to Emperor White?

    Maybe Duffee faked the knee injury & got busted. That would @ least make sense.

  • agentsmith

    DuffMan’s unemployed! OH NO!

  • FiveBoltMain

    It’s probably closer to him pulling out of the Madsen fight and then taking the movie role. One sure way to get fired.

  • subo

    We have a tag for never back down 2? *kills self*

  • steve4192

    Established draws like Ramapge and Couture can pull that shit and get away with it. Unknown prospects coming off a loss? Not so much.

    Duffee just got a hard lesson in how the world really works.

  • G-ranical

    His friends also posted a video of him talking shit about Roy Nelson and Junior Dos Santo’s during there fight.

    This isn’t the Attitude Era in MMA.

    I’m glad he’s gone. Worst case you’ve gotten rid of another child like ego maniac like Tito Ortiz. Best case he gets humbled from this, wins on the smaller circuit and comes back a better, more mature person and fighter.

  • Gina’s boy toy

    I like Todd, think he was a little over hyped though.

  • 32hunter

    hopefully he gets on with Strikeforce. he doesn’t need Zuffa fuck em.