Johannesburg (South Africa) – Josh ‘The Jedi’ Muller (5-3) takes on debutant Mark Hulme on February 27. In the lead up to the bout Hulme has been all over social media marketing himself and his bout. Today Muller decided to deflate his opponent.
“With everyone posting motivational posters,” he said on Twitter, “I thought I’d post one of my own. Here goes”
What followed was Muller’s pic on the left (below), in response to Hulme’s earlier pic on the right.
A storm erupted.
“Hulme gonna dominate Muller like he’s his father!” said C. Muller on Facebook.
“Can’t wait to see Markie rip through this rent-a-cop Muller,” added Kgosi Ngwenya.
“There are [no] smiles,” responded Hulme minutes later. “No joke will help you.”
“I thought his posters were silly,” said Muller by telephone interview. “There’s a lot of pretension in MMA. Sometimes people take themselves too seriously. I thought it was time to lighten it up a little bit.”
Backing his words Muller recently put out a comic video, further baiting the young Hulme.
Currently sleeping on a blow up mattress in his gym as he works towards earning his first pro fight purse, and having done so throughout his impressive 15-2 amateur career, Hulme does not agree.
“He thinks it’s a joke,” said Hulme recently. “I’m fighting for my livelihood. I’m not here to play games. I’m going to tear him apart.”
Talk means little. All that ultimately matters is the action that happens in the Hexagon. On February 27 both men get to truly state their case.
This prelim bout can only be seen live at Carnival City, or streamed live, and in HD, from efcafrica.tv.
EFC AFRICA 27, presented by MusclePharm, takes place on Thursday 27 February 2014 at the Big Top Arena, Carnival City, Johannesburg. Tickets on sale now at computicket.com. Stream the entire event, live and in HD, from efcafrica.tv.
Broadcast information and full fight card available at efcafrica.com