Fan-favorite Chan Sung Jung, "The Korean Zombie", turned in a miraculous performance at UFC 140, blitzing through Mark Hominick in just seven seconds to tie the record for "fastest knockout in UFC history".
Only, he didn't really.
As ringside commentator Joe Rogan repeatedly mentioned, the real -- yet unofficial -- record belongs to Duane "Bang" Ludwig for his four-second KO over Jonathan Goulet. A timekeeping error has the contest officially listed at 11 seconds, and Ludwig's public campaign and petition have fallen on deaf ears thus far.
However, Ludwig may have a new man in his corner: UFC President Dana White.
Following UFC 140, White was midway through an interview with MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani when the topic of "fastest knockout" was brought up. Full video and transcription of the exchange can be seen below.
Ariel Helwani: You say Chan Dung Jung tied the record for the fastest KO in UFC history, I don't know if you know this, but Duane "Bang" Ludwig has been campaigning to get his fixed. When are you going to give him the love?
Dana White: Trust me, you don't think I've been hearing that one from him. To be honest with you, I don't know all the details on that. What are the details, do you know?
AH: Basically he was out and they sort of stopped it late, and with timing and whatnot and it really should have been a 4 second KO.
DW: Yeah? So you've timed it and you know it's 4 seconds.
AH: Me and the rest of the MMA community. I know Duane has timed it many times.
DW: I'm sure he has.
AH: He has a petition online.
DW: So it was 4 seconds?
AH: Unofficially, but officially it's longer than that.
DW: But everybody has taped this thing, and it is 4 seconds?
AH: I believe so off the top of my head. It's a little late tonight in Toronto, but I believe so.
DW: Then I'll see what I can do. I'm on it.