Todd Duffee Comments on Being Cut by the UFC

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MMA Junkie gets the quotes:

"Emotionally, I'm hurt," Duffee said. "I'm hurt more than anything because I don't know why. As a man, you just want to hear why so you can understand."

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"They had talked about me fighting Madsen," Duffee said. "I asked if I could get some time.

"I had a knee injury going into the Russow fight. I'm not making any excuses because I lost that fight, and all props to Mike, but I definitely feel like it affected my gameplan and my mentality going into the fight. I didn't want that to happen again with Madsen. I wanted to be able to go out there and fight to my full potential instead of just boxing, basically. I asked for more time, and as far as I knew, they had granted it to me."

"I've lost a lot of things this year," Duffee said. "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. At this point, it isn't the worst thing that could ever happen to me. 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.

 Duffee also said that he was happy with the terms of his contract and expected to complete the two remaining fights. He wants to return to action late this year and fight as much as possible in hopes of a quick return to the UFC. He is also considering returning to college. 

This certainly has been an abrupt change in fortune for the young fighter. We wish him the best.

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