UFC NEWS – NSAC Denies Ludwig Fastest Knockout Appeal
“The ruling is that it stays at 11.There’s no legal avenue to overturn it… I timed it myself with a stopwatch. It was eight seconds. Officially, it’s got to stay at 11 seconds, but unofficially, it could be at eight. If you use a stopwatch, from the time the fight starts to the time that Mario grabs Duane, it’s about 7.9 seconds. Why the official timekeeper had it at 11, I don’t know. But it wasn’t 11, and it wasn’t four, either… [The UFC] can say whatever they want. Sounds like they want to be the WBC for some reason.”
We reported this past Monday that UFC president Dana White confirmed to the world via twitter that Duane Ludwig’s 2006 knockout victory over Jonathan Goulet would be recorded as the fastest knockout in UFC history.
However, officially, he was unable to deliver on his statement.
In this featured quote from The Nevada State Athletic Commission’s, Keith Kizer, they have opted against changing the time on the official records. That means that while the UFC is free to stake claim to whatever they want, the commission that sanctioned the fight will not change the official time stamp on the bouts conclusion.
So officially, Ludwig’s knockout will not be recognized as the fastest in UFC history. That distinction is still held by Todd Duffee and Chan-Sung Jung for their 7-second KO victories.