Former UFC heavyweight Todd Duffee, who was surprisingly cut by the promotion in August after suffering his first career loss, has his sights set on returning to action around the end of the year after recovering from a knee injury which forced him off last month’s UFC 121.
“He’s rehabbing his knee, and he should be fighting at the end of the year,” Duffee’s manager Alex Davis told MMAWeekly. “Not at liberty to say where, I don’t even know yet, but he’ll be back in the mix at the end of this year, very beginning of next year.
“Strikeforce would make sense for him, but we still don’t know how their heavyweight division is going to play out. We’ll see next year how things are going to shape up and where he wants to go.”
Duffee hopes to eventually returning to the UFC, where he scored a record 7-second KO of Tim Hague last August in his Octagon debut before suffering a third-round KO to Mike Russow in May.