[Cape Town, South Africa] 2017 has brought us the most anticipated rematch in EFC history. The build up to this fight included a reality show ,The Fighter,where we saw nothing but pure contempt between two champions, Irshaad Sayed and Demarte Pena.
All this came to an end on 16 December 2017, when Pena successfully defended his title in a convincing manner and set the record straight. He is the KING of the bantamweight division and ( I can say this with all confidence) the EFC's Pound 4 Pound best fighter of all times.
At the EFC 66 press conference Pena announced that he will be taking some time off and was not sure what he will be doing next or when he will be back. Late in December he announced the opening of his new gym, Ultimate MMA Fitness, along with friend and team mate, Themba Gorimbo.
On 4 January 2018 at 20:41, Pena made an announcement that shocked many people and left everyone wondering. He posted to twitter that he wants JP Buys to fight Sayed or the "French gu…
One of the few men I have gotten to know since I have been a part of the MMA community and admired is Eddie Lallo. I once got-in-ear that he had a very interesting up bringing and was interested in finding out what his journey to MMA was like. Interesting enough, what I heard was not the half of it yet.
Here is what he had to say.
My name is Eddie Lallo, I'm a BJJ and MMA coach residing in Grassy (Grassy Park). I had a bit of a difficult one - Speaking about is childhood - I grew up in Vrygrond a poverty stricken informal settlement near Muizenberg. My father and mother working hard to keep us afloat. Both my parents were alcoholics due to bad decisions made, but they did the best they could for us. People normally laugh when i tell them that, I use to eat with pigs, thinking I'm joking. As kids we would wait for the guy that use to drop the pigs food, so that we could also have a little to eat. You would have to wrestle with pigs for their own food. No food in the house, going ar…