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Backyard Brawler-Turned-MMA Fighter DaDa 5000 to Be Featured on ESPN E:60 Tuesday

(Video courtesy of YouTube/ESPNMediaZone)

If you’ve followed the backyard fighting scene the past few years, chances are you knew the names of two fighters: Kimbo Slice and DaDa 5000. Thanks to EliteXC, The Ultimate Fighter and the UFC we all know who Kimbo is, but not a lot has been revealed about the personal life of his Team Kimbo teammate, DaDa 5000, AKA Dhafir Harris.

Tuesday night ESPN will feature Harris and the bareknuckle fighting “promotion” he runs out of his mom’s backyard on an episode of its E:60 sports series.

Here’s what the press release had to say about the show:

“ESPN’s award-winning primetime newsmagazine E:60 profiles the unusual rise to fame of fighter Dada 5000 in the episode airing Tuesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. ET.

In a backyard in the Miami suburb of Perrine, Fla., stands a battered 12×12 boxing ring draped with yellow caution tape. Inside this ring, two men square off without gloves, no time limits and virtually no rules. Welcome to the world of Dada 5000, a man who has made his mother’s backyard a YouTube sensation with its bareknuckle bravado. E:60 presents an unvarnished view of the emperor and his backyard coliseum.”

You might be surprised to learn that the unorthodox brawler in the video below actually has a 2-0 professional MMA record.

(Video courtesy of YouTube/SOULJAHBOY1219)

(Video courtesy of GForceFights)

What’s not surprising is that he was matched up against a pair of tomato cans with a combined 0-7 record.┬áHere’s one of them below.

(Video courtesy of YouTube/MFAFights)

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fatbellyfrank- April 26, 2011 at 10:54 pm
So now we have people aspiring to the dizzy heights that Kimbo achieved, give me a fucken break, and DaDa 5000, sounds like a brand name for cheap electrical goods, or the latest Korean compact car. What a fucken joke.
And the fighting ability? fucken awful, Bobby lashley is currently trying to set up a fight with this guy
Waldizzle- April 26, 2011 at 5:02 am
Anyone else notice old mate has his nails painted black in the second video?
RyanSarr- April 25, 2011 at 11:06 pm
wow, this dude couldn't beat cro cop on one leg
Sad New Yorker- April 25, 2011 at 6:56 pm
Finally, an MMA fighter with enough experience in swagology to ghetto-sag his shorts.
smiledriver- April 25, 2011 at 6:16 pm
I think if I really tried...I could beat this guy. I'm serious and I know shit about fighting other than a few years hanging around a boxing gym. I would seriously give myself a knockout in the first round.
I think I could also build a better ring, 12x12 or otherwise. Couple hundred bucks and a trip to Home Depot. Two beer job, minimum.
Clyde- April 25, 2011 at 2:04 pm
Don't see him progressing too far. And that really was a terrible standup in the link Onan posted.
jizzninja- April 25, 2011 at 1:51 pm
sorry, 125 lbs
jizzninja- April 25, 2011 at 1:50 pm
check out how much it says tim papp weighs and his height 5'6", 135lbs. some one fucked up
pondotta- April 25, 2011 at 1:49 pm
I still think he'd beat Brock
Merlin- April 25, 2011 at 12:43 pm
I bet DUH DUH Gazillion's mom can still out weigh and out strike him.
SquidInk- April 25, 2011 at 12:03 pm
Keep this shit out of MMA and keep this shit off of ESPN and CP.

It's bad for a sport still fighting for legitimacy in some areas (NY, anyone?) to have any kind of association with backyard fighting.
Mike Russell- April 25, 2011 at 11:58 am
4-3 was his amateur record.

Timothy Papp, Jr's Professional Record
Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
03/18/2011 Loss Dusty Morrison XFL - Rumble on the River III Submission 1 1:35
02/12/2011 Loss Dhafir Harris New Generation IV TKO/RSC 1 0:50
Timothy Papp, Jr's Amateur Record
Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
12/18/2010 Win Mardel Stewart Club Raw 12/18/10 KO 1 0:23
08/07/2010 Loss Levi Queen Cage of Rage 8/7/10 Submission 1 1:25
04/17/2010 Win Keith Wheeler Cage of Rage 4/17/10 Submission 1 0:29
02/12/2010 Win Zane Gutierrez Cage Of Rage 2/12/10 TKO/RSC 1 0:12
12/11/2009 Win Ernie West Season's Beatings Decision Unanimous Decision 3
09/26/2009 Loss Andrew Gaches Blood Lust I Submission 1 1:16
05/16/2009 Loss Gene Ryburn, Jr TAP 9 AFL TKO/RSC 3 0:36
SnackDaddy- April 25, 2011 at 11:48 am
John Jones Vs. Dada 5000, fight to death.
monkeyforce3000- April 25, 2011 at 11:38 am
Dada 5000 has some pretty non-technical standup.
omunto- April 25, 2011 at 11:19 am
Sherdog doesnt report on ALL events. I wouldnt be surprised if he was 4-3. Theres alot of terrible fighters out there. Hell I'm one of em.
El Guapo- April 25, 2011 at 11:16 am
"I have a dream, that one day, all men will be created equal. That white men can be named Dada, DeeDee and DayDay ust like the ress of us." -Lost excerpts from MLK's speech
El Guapo- April 25, 2011 at 11:15 am
The kid's got swag, I'll give him that much. But if DaDa fights anybody even halfway decent, his MMA career is gonna be done-dadda in no time flat..
GistoftheFist- April 25, 2011 at 10:49 am
Winner by caveman seizure.
Viva Hate- April 25, 2011 at 10:41 am
Dada makes a lot of outlandish claims during the episode including being the Don King of the Hood, the greatest MMA fighter to ever fight in a police crime tape ring, the Chuck Norris of his hood, the Bruce Lee of his moms backyard, and the greatest technical striker of our generation.
Mike Russell- April 25, 2011 at 10:35 am
Name Tim Papp
Record 0 - 2 - 0 (Win - Loss - Draw)
Losses 1 (T)KOs ( 50 %)
1 Submissions ( 50 %)
Sherdog Store List Tim Papp Products

They must be counting his amateur backyard record if he's 4-3...
Morningwood- April 25, 2011 at 10:34 am
torn ligament in his thumb. evans will face phil davis.
LOKI- April 25, 2011 at 10:27 am
I just heard from a co-worker that Jon Jones fucked up his sholder and is out for the rest of the year!!!
Morningwood- April 25, 2011 at 10:25 am
those are punches Leonard Garcia would be proud of!
Morningwood- April 25, 2011 at 10:23 am
This just in DaDa just called out Spitsbing, Wandy, the Undertaker.
Morningwood- April 25, 2011 at 10:21 am
Just for the record, DaDa 5000 played baseball when he was 6 years old.