Following in Duane Ludwig's footsteps, "Judo" Gene LeBell is convinced Ronda Rousey's record-setting 14 second armbar victory over Cat Zingano in the main event of the UFC 184 pay-per-view (PPV) -- which took place this past Saturday night (Feb. 28, 2015) live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California -- was actually 12 seconds and some change.
"Rowdy's" finish earned her the UFC record for the fastest finish in a title fight, just edging out Andrei Arlovski's 15 second knockout over Paul Buentello a decade ago at UFC 55.
Speaking with Ariel Helwani following UFC 184, LeBell noted his stopwatch read a little over 12 seconds for the submission finish.
"12.83 seconds. You got that? And if somebody says 14 seconds they're lying!"
If you recall "Bang" Ludwig's case, he fought tooth and nail for nearly five years to have UFC recognize he owns the record for the fastest knockout in promotion history as he stamped out Jonathan Goulet in just six seconds way back at UFC Fight Night 3 in 2006.
Rousey has yet to comment on whether or not she is interested in getting the official time changed, so time will tell whether or not "Rowdy's" record will be even more impressive than we previously believed.
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