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