People are searching for Themba Gorimbo’s net worth on the internet following his ‘breakthrough’ meeting with his mentor Dwayne ‘Rock’ Johnson. How much is he worth? The truth is that he literally had ‘nothing to write home about’ considering his grass-to-grace story. His net worth is therefore unknown but obviously had relatively nothing.
Themba Gorimbo was born on January 23, 1991, in the Eastern Zimbabwean town of Bikita. When he was nine years old, he lost his mother, and four years later, his father. He was left to fend for himself and his siblings, illegally mining the fields for Marange diamonds. He was captured by the police one night after being attacked by German shepherds, which left him with scars all over his body. He barely made it through the ordeal before deciding to start over.
Gorimbo was arrested by immigration officers and sent home because he lacked a passport, as fate would have it. He disembarked from the bus at the first stop in Zimbabwe on the way back and insistently got off. He had re-entered South Africa illegally three hours later. Gorimbo ran into the worst of it once he had crossed the border.
“When you cross illegally into South Africa, it’s not just the police you are running from; you are also running from criminals – they rob people crossing because they know you have money. The criminals saw us and trapped us. I remember seeing this big knife, and I passed out. It’s like a movie. I fell to the ground, and the rest of the guys ran away. The guys who were robbing us ran after them and left me there.”
When Gorimbo arrived, he made the decision to turn himself to the authorities. He was nonetheless demoralized by one of the others, so they left for Johannesburg. The UFC fighter was homeless and distributed flyers for R20 every day so he could purchase bread and a drink. Fortunately, he was able to save enough money to travel to Cape Town and visit his cousins. In Cape Town, he held jobs as a security guard, painter, and gardener.
In 2010, Gorimbo made his professional MMA debut. By the time he signed with the Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) in 2018, he had collected a 10-3 record. In his second contest with the organization, he defeated Luke Michael via submission to win the EFC welterweight title. He twice defeated Lyle Karam and Jose Da Rocha to retain his title, which earned him a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for 2022.
Many people all across the world have been moved by Gorimbo’s tale of overcoming adversity and giving back to his community. Celebrities like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who posted a video on Instagram saying he was inspired by Gorimbo’s tenacity and kindness, praised him. His training colleagues, including Colby Covington, who might go on to contend for the UFC welterweight belt, offered him encouragement as well.
Themba Gorimbo net worth: How much is he worth?
Details about Themba Gorimbo’s net worth will soon be updated on our platform soon. With an 11-4 record, Gorimbo is presently the 15th-ranked welterweight in the UFC. He is considered one of Africa’s top fighters and serves as an inspiration for prospective MMA competitors in Zimbabwe. Additionally, he is a modest and giving individual who cherishes his community and family. He has stated that he would prefer to be loved for being himself than for being a fake.