Kimbo Slice fought Dada 5000 this past weekend at Bellator 149 and it was a complete and utter disaster. Both fighters were clearly gassed almost right off the bat, making it pretty obvious that neither guy had trained for this thing. And if they did, it wasn’t for very long.
The whole thing was a mess, to the point it was uncomfortable to watch, like two zombies reluctantly flailing at each other. If you don’t believe it, see for yourself by fast forwarding to the 1-minute mark:
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Dada didn’t get knocked out, the dude simply keeled over from such severe exhaustion that he had to be rushed to a hospital, where his heart stopped and he was placed on a ventilator. Fortunately, he’s doing well now and recovering nicely, according to a statement from his family.
Nonetheless, this fight had no business taking place to begin with. Anyone with two eyes would be able to conclude that. Joe Rogan said as much on his latest podcast.
Yes, a guy almost died here, so while people might take some of these comments as insincere and a little too harsh, I think that’s kind of the point. Fights like these can’t happen again.
“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.”
“How about the one exchange where Dada just sorta laid down and Kimbo just rolled over on top of him. He just laid down. They just laid down. There was no takedown. It was ‘let’s just take this to the ground.'”
Sad, but true. Rogan and the guys went on to discuss Bellator’s credibility and being far too willing to do the stupid shit that the UFC just won’t do.
Oh, and he also hates the name “Bellator” and would like to know what the fuck it even means. The whole segment on the fight is a great listen and definitely worth the time.