Watch the full EFC 62 Press Conference

Johannesburg, South Africa – This past weekend athletes and fans descended on EFC Gym Sandton for the official EFC 62 Media Day, not knowing that soon Yannick Bahati would deliver that slap that has since winged it’s way around the world.

Getting things started headlining athletes, Yannick BahatiDricus du PlessisNkazimulo ZuluSylvester ChipfumbuIgeu Kabesa and Pierre Botha participated in a heated press conference.

Answering questions from media about their coming fights, Bahati and Du Plessis consistently broke into arguments, highlighting their intense dislike for each other.

After the press conference fighters faced-off for cameras and fans. While all face-offs were intense, Bahati dialed the day to another level by slapping Du Plessis. Watch the ‘Slap that was heard around the world’ here:

Scheduled for an open workout, Bahati decided to leave the venue instead of training in front of the now hostile South African fans.

Watch the full press conference here:

EFC 62: Bahati vs Du Plessis, Zulu vs Chipfumbu, Kabesa vs P. Botha is presented by www.BetXchange.com and takes place on Saturday 19 August live from Carnival City, Johannesburg, RSA. Tickets are on sale at www.computicket.com, and the 5 main card bouts will be broadcast live on kwesesports.com (Sub-Saharan Africa), Kwesé Free Sports 1 (Kenya & Rwanda) and live in South Africa on SABC 3 starting at 21:00 (CAT). Full broadcast details available on www.efcworldwide.com.