Bellator MMA Veteran Dada 5000 Returns To Martial Arts To Promote Bare-Knuckle Event, Which Is Set For April 5 In Cheyenne, Wyoming
Dada 5000 is a man who took part in one of the worst MMA fights ever. His Bellator 149 match versus Kimbo Slice is a thing to remember as both fighters gassed early on and threw no strikes at all. Dada collapsed of the exhaustion in the third round, and he was hospitalized later.
But Dada 5000 is also a devoted businessman, and a man who firmly believes warriors inside the cage are better than heroes in the street. He talks about that in his documentary Dawq Fight, which was released on Netflix in 2015. The movie is mostly based around his career and personal life but also shows scenes from the brutal sport of bare-knuckle fighting.
The Bellator veteran finally returns to promote a bare-knuckle boxing event, named BYB Brawl 1: “Brawl For it All”, which is set to go down inside Cheyenne Ice & Event Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on April 5, 2019. It airs on a few PPV (pay-per-view) services. For those who want to watch it, the price is 24.99 dollars.
Dada is a founder of the local street fighting league. And it seems Harris has very serious plans for his new venture BYB Brawl. (h/t Sherdog)
“People identify with us because we came from backyard brawling on the dark side of Miami,” Harris said in a release. “Backyard is where we came from and bare-knuckles fighting is the next step in the evolution of fighting. We started this (BYB), fighting in the mud, this wasn’t done overnight. We were the first, people came to the backyard to watch, and now I’m inviting everybody on our journey.
“I was a promoter before being a fighter. I started a business and BYB Brawl is going to be the biggest combat sport. People may think this is kind of nuts, but they do feel it’s going to blow up.”
The fight card is made of nine matches. The event will be headlined by the clash between Alfonso “Chocolate” Frierson and Mike Trujillo. It will go down in a triangular cage! Dada 5000 offers very intriguing reasons for choosing such a strange shape.
“I’ve always been fascinated by triangles,” Harris said. “It is the most dominant, most feared symbol. Even my hair is cut in a triangle. Look at the pyramids, what’s on the back of our money. There’s no room to run in our Trigon Triangle cage; it was designed that way, and it isn’t for individuals who don’t want confrontations.”
What are your thoughts on Dada’s BYB Brawl?