At UFC Fight Night 2, Duane "Bang" Ludwig sent Goulet crashing head-first to the mat almost as soon as the fight began. When referee Mario Yamasaki rushed in to stop it, the clock showed four minutes and 56 seconds left in the first round. But somehow, when it was entered into the official record, Ludwig's win went down as an eleven-second finish rather than a four-second one.
It wasn't until three years later, when Duffee made headlines with a seven-second knockout that was immediately declared the fastest in UFC history, that Ludwig began to realize that there was real value in the distinction.
Ludwig began to push for the timing of his win to be officially changed -- a goal he said was supported by UFC president Dana White.
On December 24, White sent out a tweet to Ludwig telling the fighter "for x mas you have the fastest KO in UFC history and it will be changed ASAP."
However, the UFC has no control over the official time, which is kept in this case by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The NSAC offices were closed due to the holidays on Monday, and requests for comment on the matter went unreturned, but UFC officials indicated that the change could be entirely internal, with the UFC altering the records on its website and recognizing Ludwig as the holder of the organization's fastest knockout regardless of whether the NSAC is willing to do the same.
And according to Ludwig, that would be just fine with him.
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