[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 …
[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…