Todd Duffee seemed like the next-big-thing in the UFC after making a sudden impact. However, a loss to Mike Russow and some other issues left him outside the Octagon.
Now, Duffee begins his quest back to the mainstream when he meets Neil Grove at Super Fight League’s second show in India later this month. While critics have been quick to judge Duffee, none of that bothers him now.
“Honestly, I don’t care at this point,” said Duffee, in a recent interview with LowKick.com. “I just want to prove my friends, family and training partners right. Some people are going to love you for all the things they perceive you to be whether true or not, and some people are going to hate you for the same reasons.”
Duffee feels like fighting in India “will be an adventure.” He added that he expects a much more positive reaction from the India fight fans than the one he received while fighting Alistair Overeem in Japan. Duffee lost to Overeem back in 2010, and was forced to pull out of a planned bout at Dream 17 last year with an injury.
“My current health is great,” Duffee said. “I am not worried about showing off my skills. I am more concerned with winning the fight and staying busy the rest of the year.”