Dada 5000 released from hospital after health scare
Dada 5000 has been released from the hospital and is at home in South Florida nearly two weeks after his fight with Kimbo Slice.
A message posted on behalf of Dada to his Facebook page shared the news with the fighter’s fans:
“This is @Joserivero Dada 5000 has been released from the Hospital and is now back home in South Florida. He wants all his supporters to know he appreciates them and is nothing without them. He will soon be available to tell his story….” the message posted on Wednesday said.
Dada 5000, real name Dhafir Harris, went into cardiac arrest at some point after losing to Kimbo Slice at Bellator 149 in Houston on Feb. 19. He also suffered a broken orbital bone in the defeat.
Dada 5000 cut 40 pounds in order to make weight for the fight and was severely dehydrated and fatigued. He went down at the end of the fight not because of being hit, but because his body was failing (here’s video of the finish).
Despite the health issues, Dada’s manager told Larry Brown Sports the fighter was recovering well. Thankfully he is now back at home.