Dricus “Stillknocks” du Plessis, a 26-year-old mixed martial arts champion won his debut against Brazil’s Markus Perez.
“South Africa is currently going through a difficult time with farm murders in full swing; people are killed every day, ”Du Plessis said.
He added that the international community may not be aware of everything and that he wants to use his platform to inform people.
“Let’s stop the farm murders. I want the world to see what is happening in South Africa. It’s such a beautiful country and it’s ruined by things like that. Let us stand together as a country to overcome it.
“I am ready for the big stage and soon the whole world will know who Stillknocks is,” he said before the Perez fight.