The Bellator 149 fight between Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000 was an absolute atrocity. You know this. I know this. We both got a great chuckle out of it. Until we heard that Dada 5000s heart stopped during the fight and he was carted out of the cage on a stretcher and brought to a hospital. Then it was only a little funny.
“Yeah his heart stopped. It was filled with cheeseburgers and fried chicken and orange soda. He didn’t train. There’s no way he trained. I mean, he might have trained for a couple of days … How about Kimbo? What the fuck was going on with him? That was, that wasn’t even amateur hour. If it’s an amateur fight, you’d be champing at the bit to fight those guys. ‘Boy I hope they’re in my bracket.’ All you have to do is dance around for a few minutes and those guys are toast.”
Dada 5000 has recently responded to the harsh criticism of their guy, labeling Rogan’s comments ‘overtly racist.’
The Harris Family is appalled at the overtly racist and offensive comments directed at Dada 5000 by Joe Rogan who said in an interview that Dada’s heart was filled with “cheeseburgers, fried chicken, and orange soda”, mocking the family’s statement issued the previous day.
We don’t recall Mr. Rogan ever challenging anyone with this amount of vitriol and ignorant racial overtones, all directed to a man who is still hospitalized.
For the record, Dada lost 40lbs over course of 3 1/2 months while in training camp where he had a boxing coach an MMA coach, and a nutritionist hired by his team. As fight week approached Dada was only 2-3 pounds over fight weight. He took this fight very seriously as evidenced by his gutsy performance. Mocking Dada 5000 with hurtful and racist comments is despicable and divisive and has no place in the sport of mixed martial arts or in our society.
Dada is set to be released from the hospital this week. We’ll update you with Rogan’s response.