Biography(references)Du Plessis started training judo at the age of five and eventually drifted to kickboxing at 14. Eventually he became a WAKO World Champion in K-1 style kickboxing, but migrated to mixed martial arts after realizing there was no money to be made in kickboxing. He attended University of Pretoria where he studied agricultural economics but dropped out during the final year to fully pursue a career in mixed martial arts.
Awards & Accolades
UFC: Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Trevin Giles
Extreme Fighting Championship: EFC Middleweight Champion (one time; former). One title defense
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