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Who’s Dada 5000? A “Dawg Fight” Documentary Review & His Beef With Kimbo Slice

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This past Friday at Bellator 145, two fights were revealed for an upcoming Bellator fight card. The one we are going to focus on in this piece was the announcement of internet sensation Kimbo Slice vs. Dada 5000.image002

By now everybody knows who Kimbo Slice is as the former “Youtube celebrity” turned into a professional boxer and mixed martial artist, even appearing on the UFC’s Ultimate Fighter reality show and now headlining Bellator MMA fight cards.

But who is the man nicknamed Dada 5000?

The answer is simple.  Dada 5000 is also an internet sensation.  At one time he served as Kimbo’s bodyguard and just like Kimbo began fighting in backyard brawls.  His real name is Dhafir Harris and he too is now a professional mixed martial artist with a 2-0 record.

According to a new film called “Dawg Fight” which depicts the life and sport that the two men brought to life in the Miami suburbs, Dada says that he was snubbed by Kimbo after they felt threatened by his presence.

we-spoke-to-billy-corben-and-dada-5000-about-illegal-street-fighting-in-the-miami-suburbs-body-image-1428031534Word about Dada 5000 reached director Billy Corben, best known for “Cocaine Cowboys” and ESPN’s “30 for 30” film series documentary “The U,” and he decided to tell the story of the underground fight scene in “Dawg Fight.”

Dada claims that his fights were never used on the DVDs or online because they were too brutal and Kimbo and company felt that Dada would take the spotlight from Kimbo who was rising in stock.

So, Dada went off on his own and started his backyard fighting organization with his own rules.

The average ring is 16′ x 16′ however Dada 5000 set his up to be 12′ x 12′

“It’s specifically designed by us to eliminate running and encourage confrontation.”

The rules:  Bare knuckles, no gloves, no rounds, no time limit, no groin strikes, and no shots to the back of the head.

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You can watch a trailer for Dawg Fight below.  Just like UFC commentator Joe Rogan said, Billy Corben, you killed it.  The documentary is really entertaining.  Head over to NetFlix and rent your copy today to form your own opinion.

According to Thomas Molloy, Executive Director, Florida State Athletic Commission, “Fighting the backyards or back streets, warehouses or wherever they find a place to fight is unsanctioned, and unsanctioned means you have non qualified referees, judges, physicians.  And participating in it you can get a second degree misdemeanor, and promoting it you can get a third degree felony charge.”

“Somebody gets killed there, there’s gonna be two people going to jail, at least, for murder” Molloy said.  “That would be the fighter that fought him and killed him, and the promoter who put the fight on.”

The fights were illegal and eventually shut down by police. There are videos of the backyard brawls that both Kimbo and Dada 5000 were involved in, floating all over the internet.

Dawg Fight gives an in depth look at how the fights are run and how the local community comes together for the action.

Dada 5000 and Kimbo Slice will fight February 19, 2016 in Houston, Texas.

Follow Dada5000 on Twitter at @therealdada5000

Or on the web at Dada5000.com

 

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Eric Kowal

Eric Kowal

Owner/Editor/Journalist at MyMMANews
Founder of MyMMANews.com - After writing for Ultimate MMA magazine and serving as the editor for U.S. Combat Sports, both of which went on hiatus, I decided to venture out on my own and enlist a staff of writers and photographers that could help me achieve my goal of telling stories that would otherwise go untold. We pride ourselves in taking a deeper look into the fighter, and understanding what makes them click. - #1 Dad, Marine Corps Veteran, 80's and 90's Pro Wrestling Fan, MMA Commentator, Beer Lover, and avid movie watcher. Seriously..... I watch a lot of movies.

2 Comments

  1. Just got done watching this movie for a 2nd time. It was a new release when I first watched it and I got psyched at the thought of Kimbo and Dada going at it. Hopefully all goes smoothly and the fight actually happens.

  2. DADA 5000 is going to KO Kimbo