As many of you may know, "the struggle is real" for a MMA athlete. Many of them have to work a regular "9 to 5" job and commit to training early in the morning and late at night. This was no different for EFC debutant, Faeez "Trouble Maker" Jacobs.
Over the past 2-3 years that Jacobs has entered the combat scene, he has been creating havoc in every amateur/pro-am organisation he participated in. Racking up belts and scratching out names where ever he goes. During this time, Jacobs was also working as an Uber driver and training in between hours. However, he stopped working once he decided to take up MMA as a profession.
"When my career got to this point I made the decision that I would sacrifice luxury living for a while so I could make my dreams a reality. So I left Uber to become a pro MMA fighter"
On Saturday, 8th April 2017, this former Uber driver's dream become a reality as he stepped into the hexagon at EFC 58. Faeez Jacobs vs Jess…
[Cape Town, South Africa] It's always an unfortunate situation when athletes get caught using banned substances. It's bad for the fighter, the sport and the promotion. Most of the time the fighters claim they were not aware that the supplements they were using contained banned substances. Same is the case with EFC World Wide Bantamweight Champion, Demarte "The Wolf" Pena.
Pena made a statement on Facebook stating that he was not aware that the supplements he was taking was contaminated and also provided proof to support this statement. He has since been suspended, attended a hearing and has been reinstated to return to the hex. Here's his social media announcement.
"It is unfortunate but I have been alerted to incorrect rumours circulating about me as the EFC Worldwide Bantamweight Champion; I believe it is necessary to correct these rumours by providing the correct, relevant facts. I fell victim to contamination of two approved sports supplements, which I use…
Staden as main event at ACB in Germany and Du Plessis for the title at KSW in
Poland Johannesburg, South Africa – Martin Van Staden has been chosen to fight former
UFC veteran Denis Siver in the main event of ACB 75 in Germany. He is the 2nd EFC athlete this month to be selected to headline on
the European stage as it was confirmed recently that the double division EFC
champion, Dricus du Plessis, would get an immediate welterweight title shot at
the Polish based MMA organization KSW. "I'm really excited for this opportunity to go knock out a German in his home town, I'm coming for everything he has." Says Van Staden. “Dricus offered an immediate title fight in Poland and
now Martin being picked to headline in Germany shows how highly regarded EFC
athletes are globally.” Stated EFC President Cairo Howarth. “We are
confident that they are going to represent well... Smash them!” he added. "I'm really looking forward to the fight with Borys. Even though we are …