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EFC Africa Light Heavyweight Champion Gideon Drotschie knows how to deal with “Cry-baby” Norman Wessels


Words by: Mathew Barlett

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 30, 2014 – Current EFC Africa Light Heavyweight Champion Gideon “The Juggernaut” Drotschie will face Norman “Chef” Wessels at the organizations next Cape Town event to be held in November at Grandwest Casino.

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Drotschie has fully recovered from a lower back disc injury and is back to full training at REPS MMA in Bellville, Cape Town. He says: “ I am feeling great at the moment and preparation for my fight is going well, by the time November arrives I will be in the best shape of my life”

The fight between Drotschie and Wessels has been in the works for some time and reached boiling point after Wessels last fight. Drotschie entered the cage post fight which Wessels did not like – the two came close to having it out right there and then. Social media blew up with fans calling for this fight to happen as soon as possible but it was soon after that Drotschie was injured and had to pull out of the fight.

It was rumoured that Wessel’s said the Champion was ducking the fight which has only fuelled Drotschie’s hunger to beat his foe- he said: “I hope he comes in the best shape of his life because I want to beat him so hard he is either going to have to retire or drop a weight class to stay out of my way”

The Champion is currently riding a five fight win streak in the EFC and is sponsored by some of the strongest brands in South African MMA including international supplement giant GNC www.gnc.co.za and National Gearbox repair specialists Rex Diff and Gearbox www.rdg.co.za He had this to say about his sponsors: “I have the best sponsors on board and they are helping me to achieve my goals as an MMA athlete. I could not do what I do without them”

There is no doubt that there will be fireworks in Cape town when these two warriors meet in the Hexagon, we would have left it at that but Drotschie had one last thing to say to his opponent: “In your last fight you cried like a baby after beating an average opponent, just know that when I am done with you there will be more crying, so I tell you what- you bring those tears I will bring the tissues”

Sounds like fighting words to me!

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