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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Dada 5000’s heart stopped after loss to Kimbo Slice


Dada 5000’s embarrassing effort against Kimbo Slice at Bellator 149 in Houston on Friday night suddenly has a sobering twist as we’ve learned the fighter was in critical care at the hospital afterwards.

MMA reporter Jeremy Botter says Dada, whose real name is Dhafir Harris, had to be placed on a ventilator and his heart stopped at some point after the fight.

Dada 5000 lost to Slice in a 3rd-round knockout. He was horribly out of shape for the fight and could barely throw punches or stand by the second and third rounds. He eventually went down in the third from a combination of punches taken and fatigue, leading to a pathetic looking knock down.

There apparently is good reason for his lack of conditioning; his family said in a statement that losing 40 pounds for the fight left him extremely fatigued and dehydrated:

The good news is Dada is said to be “OK and resting comfortably.”

If you missed the way the fight ended Friday night, you can see it here.

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