Chad Hanekom reflects on BRAVE CF title fight loss, vows to become champ: ‘My destiny’

Seef District, Bahrain – South Africa’s Chad Hanekom had the chance to become a world champion in home soil, as he took on Daniel “Gaucho” at BRAVE CF 31, with the inaugural Middleweight belt on the line. After a promising start, “Superman” ended up succumbing to his Brazilian foe and left Durban empty-handed. However, he guarantees this is just a setback and claims the BRAVE CF world title is “his destiny”.

In a lengthy post on social media, Hanekom has reflected on the loss, saying he had personal problems coming into the fight but fought anyway and said he wouldn’t discredit current champ “Gaucho”. Chad also said other fighters, like Mohammad Fakhreddine, needed to “slow down and chill”.

” (…) I had a lot going on in my personal life going into that fight with Daniel. In hindsight, I should probably have not followed through with it. But I signed a contract (…) Despite not performing to my full capabilities, I punished Daniel in the first round of that fight. All fairness and respect to him now as he survived and capitalized on his opportunity and he is now the champ. I am here and will still be the Brave CF Middleweight world champion. It’s my destiny (…) When it’s all said and done I’ll deal with whoever needs to be dealt with. Guys like Fakhreddine must slow down and chill. I’ll deal with them and get my title soon enough”, said Hanekom

“Superman” also talked about finding a new perspective with the Coronavirus crisis affecting the entire world and asked his fans and followers to appreciate the “things that really matter.

“(…) For now, let’s all relax and just respect the world crisis that we are all facing. No one even knows when we will be able to be having mass gatherings or events or travel. Be grateful for things like health and family. Take time to reflect on the world and real life. Take care of the things that really matter. Family, friends, community. This COVID-19 virus is bigger than all of us. It’s bigger than fighting and sport. It’s life and death type of stuff”.


 

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#Repost @chad_superman • • • • • • The whole world is suffering and guys are running their mouths about these trivial things that in the greater scheme of life mean very little compared to what is happening in the world. I had a lot going on in my personal life going into that fight with Daniel. In hind sight I should probably have not followed through with it. But I signed a contract,I made a commitment, and I am a warrior and honored my path even though it was to my own detriment. Despite not performing to my full capabilities,I punished Daniel in the first round of that fight. All fairness and respect to him now as he survived and capitalized on his opportunity and he is now the champ. I am here and will still be the Brave Cf Middleweight world champion. Its my destiny. Whoever the champ fights next doesn’t matter. I’ve been in there with the top guys of the division and I am still top of the division. One more win,and I’ll be challenging for the title again. Whoever wins the next title fight is the man that I will face after successfully performing in my next bout. But for now lets all relax and just respect the world crisis that we are all facing. No one even knows when we will be able to be having mass gatherings or events or travel. Be grateful for things like health and family. Take time to reflect on the world and real life. Take care of the things that really matter. Family,friends,community. This Covid-19 virus is bigger than all of us. Its bigger than fighting and sport. Its life and death type of stuff. But when its all said and done I’ll deal with whoever needs to be dealt with. Guys like Fhakerdine must slow down and chill. I’ll deal with them and get my title soon enough. @bravemmaf #repost #mma #southafrica #coronavirus #covid19

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