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…
Dave Mazany vs
Leon Mynhardt 2 set to co-headline EFC 55 in Cape Town net Friday Cape Town, South Africa – Early yesterday morning, EFC
HQ received word from Don ‘Magic Man’ Madge’s team that he was injured in
training. Madge has withdrawn from his scheduled title fight against Dave ‘Pain
Train’ Mazany next Friday. With only one week to go to EFC Cape Town, one man
answered the call, one man that seeks redemption. That man is Leon ‘Iron Lion’
and Mynhardt first clashed at EFC 51, where Mazany stunned Carnival City with
his first-round submission finish over Mynhardt. They will now rematch in the
co-main event at GrandWest next Friday.
favourite for his multitude of wars, the ‘Iron Lion’ was the reigning
lightweight champion for over two years where he successfully defended the belt
four-times. “When I received the news about Don,” explained Cartmell. He
continued, “My immediate first thought of a replacement was Leon. He was such a
dominant champion for so long and…
[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…