For months everyone has been wanting to see this fight and it appears to be a done deal! After the EFC recently posted on facebook that Pena had declined the fight, there was an immediate backlash from fans protesting the decision, including criticism from the man himself Irshaad Sayed who then went on to social media to post this:
“Angola has been proposed to me on numerous occasions, since June 2015 in fact and still nothing has been confirmed. I’m not going to sit around and wait for an opportunity that may or may not arise. I’m here, right now, ready to smash your ugly face through the canvas but you’re hiding behind a weak excuse. You are trying to retain your market value with your clean, unbeaten record, using the Angola excuse to delay things while you send out your profile to other global promotions, UFC have already turned you down. I put fans in seats, you put fans to sleep with your boring, heartless, talentless, lack lustred performances, you’re about as charismatic as a snail. Get a job as an accountant, go sit behind a desk and play it safe. EFC is only putting up with your crap in hopes that Angola becomes a reality, where you stand to make loads of cash and so do they, but I’m done waiting….”
But it seems that Demarte Pena has now accepted the fight by responding with this on twitter:
Did Pena give in to the pressure and backlash from the fans? Is he scared? Who knows and who cares. We can all agree that this is a fight we all want and have to see happen now!