A fight that has been nearly a decade in the making, hyped on an overwhelming sense of bad blood between the fighters ended in embarrassing fashion last night.
Kimbo Slice vs Dada 5000 at Bellator 149 was supposed to showcase two of the world’s best converted street fighters.
All it actually did was prove how one dimensional their games are with both fighters looking pretty much gassed out without a single round being completed.
Slice emerged victorious, but the way Dada went down exhausted summed the fight up.
— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) February 20, 2016
Cardio was apparently not a priority for either fighter then.
MMA fans and pundits quickly took to social media to vent their disappointment:
That Kimbo Slice, Dada 5000 fight was like pic.twitter.com/iKEa9VCHos
— Alvaro △⃒⃘ (@ajibarra510) February 20, 2016
Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000 might be having the worst fight in modern MMA history right now.
— Chad Dundas (@chaddundas) February 20, 2016
If you can't watch #Bellator149, just find an old Kimbo Slice fight on YouTube and then play it at half-speed.
— nascarcasm (@nascarcasm) February 20, 2016
It wouldn't surprise me if a story comes out tomorrow that Kimbo Slice and DaDa5000 both ate 50 chicken wings before the fight started.
— Todd Grisham (@GrishamESPN) February 20, 2016
— WrestleChat.net (@WrestleChatNet) February 20, 2016
Worryingly Dada 5000 had to be removed from the octagon via stretcher before heading to hospital.
So the exhaustion was clearly very real.
— MMA on SiriusXM (@MMAonSiriusXM) February 20, 2016
Dada 5000 taken out on a stretcher. This is the danger of putting a fight like this on. pic.twitter.com/H69C7lcnM4
— Marissa Rives (@mrivesx3) February 20, 2016
Here’s hoping he makes a full recovery, but never subjects fans to a fight like that again.
If you can bear it here is a full replay:
These guys owe me 15 minutes of my life back.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.