CAPE TOWN – Dricus du Plessis says that EFC’s new Interim Middleweight Champion does “not have a chance” against him.
This was after TF1 winner Brendan Lesar KO’d one of Africa’s MMA legends at EFC80 last night.
At a sold out Big Top, Carnival City Arena, Lesar shocked the world when he put to bed former EFC middleweight champion and former UFC fighter Garreth ‘Soldierboy’ McLellan (13-7).
Lesar (3-0), a “newbie” in comparison to the man who started out at EFC1 brought a big spoiler to the party for Soldierboy fans when he dropped a left to the chin of his grizzled opponent early in round one of the Main event to earn himself the Interim Middleweight Title.
Brendan Lesar upset McLellan to win the @EFCworldwide interim MW Title in just his third pro fight 😮
This now provides Lesar with the opportunity to dethrone former EFC double-division (current Middleweight) and former KSW Welterweight champion, Du Plessis.
“It was an absolutely amazing fight, what a fight,” said Dricus. “We knew when we came in here that Brendan is an unorthodox guy, he throws unorthodox shots, we knew he could land anything and anything is possible, well done to Brandon, but he does not stand a chance against me,” says Dricus (12-2).
“Where have you been after two years?,” Brendan asked Dricus. Dricus was set to fight Brendan after the latter won TF1, but due to his hectic schedule with commitments in the EFC and in Poland’s KSW promotion, Dricus did not take up a fight with Brendan.
Dricus also felt that Brendan was not ‘qualified enough’ at the time.
Said Brendan: I am not a 2-0 fighter, I am a 6-0 fighter. “A fight is a fight and I am not going to back down.”