After five years of campaigning, countless petitions, and an official inquest to the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), Duane Ludwig's four-second knockout of Jonathan Goulet has finally been recognized as the fastest knockout in UFC history.
UFC President Dana White awarded Ludwig his early Christmas present via Twitter over the holiday weekend.
Ludwig's plight first caught the ears of White earlier this month, when MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani grilled the UFC President following Chan Sung Jung's "record-tying" seven-second KO of Mark Hominick. After a long back-an-forth, White promised, "I'll see what I can do. I'm on it."
Though it should be noted that while the knockout has been rectified in the UFC's books, the NSAC has proven to be a tougher nut to crack. So far the commission has staunchly refused to change the official time of bout, proving once again that bureaucracy is one of the few things immune to the holiday season.