Interview highlights from last Saturday’s EFC 49 Media Day

Johannesburg, South Africa – The official EFC 49 media day took place this past Saturday ahead of Friday’s mega EFC 49 event which is headlined by the vacant EFC middleweight title fight between South Africa’s fan favourite JP ‘Tinkerbell’ Kruger and England’s behemoth Yannick ‘Black Mamba’ Bahati.

As well as being part of the action, receiving complimentary tickets and winning EFC merchandise, fans in attendance and fans watching live on Periscope bared witness to some great interviews.

Following are the highlight quotes from the day.

JP Kruger – Fights England’s Yannick Bahati
“I am so blessed to be back here and to feel all the fan support is amazing!”

“We are gonna keep this title in South Africa. We are gonna keep it in the East Rand.”

Yannick Bahati – Fights South Africa’s JP Kruger
“I believe I am the best middleweight in EFC.”

“McLellan was a good middleweight champion, but if he was around when I signed with EFC I would have come out on top.”

Tomasz Kowalkowski – Fights South Africa’s Andrew van Zyl
“If I can beat Andrew, I can beat every heavyweight in EFC.”

Themba Gorimbo – Fights England’s Joe Cummins
“On Friday I am going to remind everyone who the boss is.”

JP Buys – Fights Abdul Hassan
“Abdul thinks I am just a kid and is underestimating me.”

Brendon Katz – Fights Wesley Hawkey
“I’m going to tear him apart; I am going to feed him a lot of leather.”

Jeff Madiba – Fights Amos Hlatswayo
“Amos, please bring your A-game. I want to put on a show for the fans.”

Anicet Kanyeba – Fights Alain Ilunga
“I am on a four fight win streak. Next week I will be on a five fight win streak. I want my shot at the title.”

Alain Ilunga – Fights Anicet Kanyeba
“I will knock him out in the first round.”

Wessel Mostert – Fights Wilhelm Strauss
“I need to finish ‘Tiny’ in the first round.”

Full video interviews will be released online soon.

EFC 49: Kruger vs. Bahati, presented by, Friday 13 May at Carnival City in Johannesburg. Tickets are on sale now at, and the 5 main card bouts including the heavyweight fight between South Africa’s van Zyl and Poland’s Kowalkowski will be broadcast live on starting at 20:00 (CAT) and delayed live on after the 20:30 (CAT) movie.