EFC 105 SUSPENSIONS & PENALTIES: Zulu Penalized for Teammate’s Actions; Bagattin’s Altercation Results in Suspension

Johannesburg, 20 July 2023 – The aftermath of EFC 105: Collision Course has been marked by unexpected tension and consequences. Following an altercation backstage involving Dino Bagattin and Conrad Seabi, EFC officials have taken swift action to address the incident.

During the main event, ‘King Shaka’ Zulu emerged victorious, claiming the bantamweight championship to the delight of his teammate, Dino Bagattin. However, the celebration took a turn when Seabi verbally confronted Bagattin near the medical suite backstage. Witnesses reported that the situation escalated when Bagattin allegedly slapped Seabi, leading to a major disturbance that required security intervention.

As a result of his actions, Dino Bagattin has been suspended from attending all EFC events until further notice. The organization emphasizes its commitment to maintaining a safe and respectful environment for all participants and attendees.

Considering the incident, Conrad Seabi has chosen not to pursue legal action against Bagattin. Instead, he has expressed his insistence that Bagattin should only be allowed to return to the EFC if their dispute is settled inside the hexagon.

When approached for comment, Dino Bagattin offered his apologies to the EFC organization and his teammate, ‘King Shaka’ Zulu, for the repercussions of his actions. Nevertheless, Bagattin remained steadfast in his belief that his actions toward Seabi were justified.

As a retired MMA fighter, Bagattin has accepted a bout against Seabi. However, he has requested that the fight be conducted under bare knuckle rules rather than in the MMA format.
On the other hand, Conrad Seabi, who has also retired from MMA, expressed his determination to face Bagattin inside the EFC hexagon, regardless of the rules governing the bout. His eagerness to settle the matter directly underscores the intensity of their rivalry.

The EFC organization is closely monitoring the situation and will be working to resolve the issue between Bagattin and Seabi. Both fighters have played significant roles in the promotion’s history, and EFC fans eagerly await a resolution to this conflict.

EFC officials would like to remind all participants, fans, and stakeholders of the promotion’s code of conduct, which underscores the importance of sportsmanship and respect both inside and outside the cage. The organization remains committed to upholding the highest standards of professionalism within the sport of mixed martial arts.

As the situation unfolds, further updates will be provided to the media and EFC community. For additional inquiries, please contact EFC Media on media@efcworldwide.com.