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Todd Duffee Hoping To Put His Setbacks In The Past

January 7, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee

In an interview with MMA Junkie, Todd Duffee spoke about his recent setbacks in the UFC and said he’s hoping to have a better run starting with UFC 209. Here are highlights:

On how he’s doing at the age of 31: “I have a young body. I feel like I have five or six more years of this athletic ability. I don’t feel any slower. I don’t feel 31. I don’t even really feel like I look 31. I looked in the mirror when I turned 31 and I was like, ‘Damn! I kind of look young.’ People still think I’m in my 20s. I don’t feel like I have wear-and-tear. I feel pretty good. Most of my injuries, the nerve thing would be the only thing that would be considered a wear-and-tear type injury. I feel like I have five or six solid years left, easy.”

On his 2017 schedule: “I’m pretty much set up (to fight three times in 2017). I’ve got this fight in March, and then I have a summer, fall and winter date going on. Get in and get busy, get paid – that’s the goal right now. That’s always the goal, to fight consistently. It’s not always as easy at heavyweight because there isn’t as many. So I’m sure it’s a matchmaker’s nightmare trying to keep these guys active and keep everybody matched up.”

On what he wants to do next: “I think I’m ready to compete for a world title my next fight … that’s where the money’s at, and that’s why we’re doing this at the end of the day. Once you’re in the UFC, you’re looking at the 30 best guys in the world in your weight division. They’re all tough. If you can give me a title fight tomorrow, I’d probably take it. … As soon as they’re ready to give it to me, I’ll take it.”

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