EFC AFRICA - Extreme Fighting Championship - Profile - Don Madge

Don "Magic Man" Madge


Lightweight

Fighting out of : Gardens, Cape Town

Age : 22

Trainer : Mike Mouneimne

Gym : Pride Fighting Academy (PFA) & Phoenix Muay Thai & MMA

Pro MMA record (W-L) : 3 - 2

Background disciplines : Muay Thai, MMA

Skill Breakdown

EFC AFRICA - Fighter Profile - Don Madge

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Fighter's Biography

Fight preparation?

I train 3 x per day Monday to Friday starting at 6am-7:30am MMA (incl. Strength & conditioning)
1pm -3pm : BJJ
6pm – 8pm (Muay Thai)
Saturdays : 1pm -3pm

When and why did you start MMA?

I started training MMA early in 2010 and since 2011 have seriously committed to the sport with the goal of becoming the EFC AFRICA lightweight champion.

What ranks and titles have you held?

Currently ranked 2nd in WPMF (World Professional Muaythai Federation) Thai Ambassador Cup Champion 2007
2 x K1 Champion
2 x SA Muaythai Champion
AMCO Bangla Stadium Champion 2009 – Thailand
Voted Best Foreign Fighter in Phuket, Thailand - 2010
Toyota Cup Marathon 2010 - Thailand

What do you enjoy about MMA?

Everything! You have to force yourself to become a complete fighter, which comes with new goals and achievements.

What do you consider your strengths to be?

I am an all-round fighter. I’m comfortable anywhere the fight goes, but I like standing and banging.

What do you do when not competing or training?

I own my own gym in Cape Town (PHOENIX MUAY THAI & MMA). I enjoy going hiking, playing football and surfing because I have to be doing something; I’m not someone who can sit around doing nothing. I do admit to being somewhat of an Xbox addict from time to time.

Martial arts highlights:

I started fighting at the young age of 15 while training at a local gym in Cape Town. I defeated many older more experienced opponents at a young age and remained unbeaten in South Africa. I knew I was destined to do well. Soon after, I planned my first trip to Thailand and was amazed by the Thai way of fighting and true sense of the sport of Muaythai. It was not long before I was competing in Thailand against Thai fighters who were far more experienced than me. However, I remained undefeated until the age of 18. I now dedicate almost half of every year to training and fighting in Thailand and have done so ever since my first trip. I am undefeated in South Africa – with only two (2) losses on my record (both against current WPMF world champion Panom King Boxing). I am always looking to learn and challenge myself wherever possible, and this is why I have decided to take the challenge to be the best I can be in the fastest growing sport in the world – MMA.

Fighter's Tweets

Don Madge

Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Video Vault
  • Leon Mynhardt
  • EFC AFRICA 25
  • Loss
  • R5 Split Decision
  • Costa Ioannou
  • EFC AFRICA 20
  • Win
  • R5 Submission (RNC)