Fadipe Rattling The Lion’s Cage
War between Bagattin and Fadipe continues
13 February 2014
Johannesburg (South Africa) - Ever since the welterweight title fight between champion Dino Bagattin and challenger Henry Fadipe was announced to take place on May 01, a twitter war has been waging between both.
The following is an extract from an article by Peter Carroll, published on SevereMMA.com today:
Under no illusions that he has been fast tracked to the title shot, Fadipe showed his flair for marketing when the fight was announced last week, changing his Twitter profile image to a picture of an lion with a black eye, a clear jibe at the champion’s alias. Tweets have been fired back and forth, but Fadipe appears unconcerned, believing he has already made ground on Bagattin.
“As a fighter you have to be able to market yourself. People don’t just want to watch the fight, they want to see two guys go at it that don’t like each other. It’s not a planned thing, but this is a business and it makes it easier when you know you’re getting to your opponent,” he said.
“Bagattin’s coach has even started to send out tweets and things now. You don’t hear about coaches getting involved usually, so I know I’ve got to him. The guy’s putting up pictures of mistakes I made in fights when I was 18. That’s great, if that’s what he’s expecting on May 1st, he’s in for the shock of a lifetime.”
Read the full article here.
Follow Bagattin @HandsOfStoneMMA and Fadipe @herculeezmma on Twitter to stay up to date with this war in the making.
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