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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Dada 5000 ‘recovering well’ from health scare

Dada 5000

Dada 5000 is recovering well following his health scare over the weekend, his manager says.

“Dada is recovering well. On his feet and moving around. Back to his usual self,” Dada’s manager Mike Vazquez told TMZ Sports. “He should be out [of the hospital] by the end of the week and can personally address [then].”

Vazquez also shared some information with Larry Brown Sports, saying Dada is improving every hour.

Dada 5000, real name Dhafir Harris, lost to Kimbo Slice via third-round TKO in their fight at Bellator 149 on Friday night in Houston. Both fighters were struggling with their cardio during the fight and were out of breath, barely able to throw punches during the second and third round. Dada 5000 eventually went down in the third due to a combination of fatigue and punches, it seemed.

On Saturday a report said Dada 5000’s heart had stopped at some point and he was in critical condition in the hospital. His family released a statement saying the health issues were related to Dada losing 40 pounds for the fight and being dehydrated.

The condition of both fighters made many wonder why the Texas commission allowed the fight to go on.

“We’ll re-evaluate and decide whether we need to change our procedures,” a Texas commission spokesperson told MMA Junkie.

Because both fighters are older than 36, they were subjected to even more testing prior to the fight and passed all exams.

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