Profession: Professional Fighter/Athlete
Background Disciplines: Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling
AKA: JP ‘Buys Train’ Buys
Pro Record (Win-Loss-Draw): 5-1-0
Strengths: High level wrestling, Groomed in amateur MMA, Physical and strong
Titles: Became EFC Bantamweight Champion by submission (Guillotine Choke) of French opponent Phillipe Rouche – EFC 69 28/4/14, Undefeated as an amateur (6-0), Amateur bantamweight champion
I train hard with the help of my team mates at FFM they keep me performing at my best
WHEN & WHY DID YOU START MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING?
I started wrestling at the age of 15, I was too small for rugby and chose wrestling.
HOW DID YOU TRANSITION TO MMA?
I wrestled and enjoy competing. I like to test myself and improve my skillsets.
WHAT RANKS & TITLES HAVE YOU HELD?
Several Wrestling SA Titles
African Wrestling Title
12th Place at Wrestling World Championship.
MMA Fight Stars Bantamweight Champion
A power double leg take-down, I enjoy slamming guys
WHO ARE YOUR HEROES?
The Hulk, but now I am my own hero.
WHAT OTHER INTERESTING INFORMATION CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF?
I love life and live it to the fullest, I thank God for the talent he has given me.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU TO FIGHT IN EFC?
To fight in EFC means a lot to me as I know I am competing against some of the best in the world.