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Report: Todd Duffee injury forces him out of UFC 107 fight against Paul Buentello


Another one bites the dust.

Undefeated heavyweight powerhouse Todd Duffee has sustained an undisclosed injury, scrapping his upcoming bout against Paul Buentello (27-10) at UFC 107: "Penn vs. Sanchez" from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn., on Dec. 12, according to

Mike Russow and Stefan Struve are currently the front runners to replace the American Top Team-trained specimen; however, no official announcement regarding Duffee's injury or potential replacement has been made at this time.

Nonetheless, Duffee is clearly disappointed, saying "[withdrawing] was one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make."

Duffee made his UFC debut at the "Couture vs. Nogueira" pay-per-view back on Aug. 29. The 23-year-old pushed his perfect record to 5-0 with a record-setting seven-second annihilation of Tim Hague.

Prior to that, the Duffee scored an impressive second round technical knockout over Brazilian roadblock, Assuerio Silva, at Jungle Fight 11 last September. The hulking University of Georgia student has ended all five of his professional fights by way of (technical) knockout.

Duffee joins his teammate, Thiago Alves, as well as Brock Lesnar, Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, Mark Coleman, Ricardo Almeida, Kurt Pellegrino and Dong Hyun Kim, among others, to get bit by the injury bug.

UFC 107 will feature a main event between lightweight division champion, BJ Penn, defending his title against number one division contender, Diego Sanchez, as well as a heavyweight showdown between former champion Frank Mir and Cheick Kongo.

In addition, a lightweight attraction between stars Kenny Florian and Clay Guida was recently shifted to the card to compensate for the loss of the light heavyweight showdown between Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Rashad Evans.

For more on the developing UFC 107 fight card and rumors click here.

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