Dricus Du Plessis, born January 1994 in Hatfield, is a South African middleweight mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and kickboxer. Du Plessis is a former welterweight champion of the EFC and International KSW, the latter of which he has been participating in since 2017.
He began practicing judo and wrestling at the age of 5 and had advanced to kickboxing when he was 14 years old. In 2012, 17-year-old Dricus won the gold and the first ever medal for South Africa in the WAKO World Championships for juniors and cadets in the up to 86 kg category in the K-1 formula.
He went on to become the national champion in this formula in 2012 and 2013.
Dricus had also participated in 3 amateur fights before becoming a professional fighter in 2013.
In June 2013, Dricus joined the national MMA organization the EFC worldwide, and made his debut in his first professional match against Tshikangu Makuebo, whom he defeated with a technical knockdown in the first round. Over the next 6 years, Dricus has managed to become a fearless MMA fighter and the champion of the EFC. We are excited and proud to collaborate with such an incredible fighter, and we expect great things from this budding relationship.
"I'm excited to be partnering with Africa's largest online broker, CM Trading, and helping them to increase awareness of the brand and online trading through the sport of MMA," says Du Plessis. "As a professional athlete it's vital that I use my earnings wisely, and being able to learn the art of trading with CM Trading will definitely assist me in setting up additional revenue streams to ensure I am financially sound when I decide to hang up the gloves one day," continued Du Plessis.
"As a professional athlete it's vital that I use my earnings wisely and being able to learn the art of trading with CM Trading will definitely assist me in setting up additional income streams to ensure I am financially sound when I decide to hang up the boots one day." He added.
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