Duane Ludwig Gets The Gift Of Fastest UFC Knockout

Duane Ludwig doesn't ask for much: opportunities to fight against good opponents and the record of fastest UFC knockout that he has claimed should have been his all along.

Over the holiday weekend, UFC President Dana White played the role of Santa Claus and granted "Bang's" wish, acknowledging that his four second KO win over Jonathan Goulet at UFC's Ultimate Fight Night 3 is now recognized as the fastest knockout win in UFC history.

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There was a mistake made on that January 16, 2006, night that had the official win as 11 seconds and not four, meaning Todd Duffee's seven second KO of Tim Hague at UFC 102 stood atop the mountain. Since getting back to the UFC in early 2010, Ludwig has revived his campaign to have his win recognized as the fastest.

After Chan Sung Jung's flash seven second KO of Mark Hominick at December's UFC 140, Ariel Helwani asked White about the record and the head honcho promised to investigate.

The 33-year-old Ludwig will next face Josh Neer at UFC on FX 1.

UPDATE: Earlier, we incorrectly reported this was tied for the quickest KO in MMA history but there have been several faster including Ryohei Masuda's two second KO in July 2008.

Also, the four second KO is recognized by the UFC only and not officially by the Nevada State Athletic Commission where this happened. NSAC head Keith Kizer told MMA Junkie that the record will remain at 11 seconds and that there's "no legal avenue to overturn it".

"If you use a stopwatch, from the time the fight starts to the time that Mario grabs Duane, it's about 7.9 seconds," he said. "Why the official timekeeper had it at 11, I don't know. But it wasn't 11, and it wasn't four, either."

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