“@DUANEBANGCOM@ufc and for x mas you have the fastest KO in UFC history and it will be changed ASAP”
-From Dana White’s Twitter account (@danawhite), 2:20 PM – 24 Dec 11
After much lobbying and internet campaigning, including an online petition, the UFC finally stepped up to give Duane “Bang” Ludwig the recognition he deserves. On January 16, 2006 during UFC Fight Night 3, Ludwig KO’d Canadian Jonathan Goulet with his first punch of the fight. According to the original official result, the fight was recorded at 0:11 seconds, but if you watch the video above, the Mario Yamasaki had touched Ludwig at the 0:04 mark, signifying the end of the fight.
During this month’s UFC 140 post fight press conference, Dana White had stated that “the Korean Zombie”, Chan Sung Jung, had tied the previously recorded fastest KO set by Todd Duffee at 0:07. To play devil’s advocate, Ariel Helwani had to bring up the Ludwig issue with White (as seen on the following video @4:43). From then, Dana said “I’m on it.”
Dana kept his word and has given Ludwig a Christmas present he surely will not forget!