The biggest story emerging from the UFC this week was undoubtedly heavyweight prospect Todd Duffee’s sudden dismissal, and according to the man himself he’s as in the dark as the rest of us as to why it happened.
“I’m hurt more than anything because I don’t know why,” Duffee tells MMAJunkie in his first interview since being released. “As a man, you just want to hear why so you can understand.
The news has left the 24 year-old shell-shocked.
“I’ve had every emotion there is to have. Right now, I’m just kind of numb.”
It’s undoubtedly been a rough week for Duffee who had been widely considered as a potential star of the future for the UFC. According to the fighter it’s just the latest in a long line of bad luck in 2010.
“I’ve lost a lot of things this year. I went from losing the biggest fight of my life to losing my dad two weeks later to losing my best friend a week after that. I lost a coach, and now I’ve lost my job.”
While some people would break under this kind of situation, Duffee is instead taking stock of his life and realizing that he literally still has a fighting chance of coming out on top in the long run.
“There are people who would kill to be in my situation, and I just have to stay positive and keep moving forward – tuck your chin and keep moving forward.”
He’s right to feel that way. According to his manager there’s already a number of promotion’s showing a desire to sign him, including Strikeforce who have confirmed that they have some interest in him.