No one needs to watch Joe Rogan’s “Fight Companion” podcast last Sunday night to know his thoughts about the recent MMA fight between Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000.
Just like most of the fans, Rogan wasn’t impressed with the fight between Slice and Dada at all. In fact, he said that the fight may probably be the “worst fight” he was able to watch.
Brendan Schaub, a former UFC heavyweight fighter, hinted that the said fight had set the MMA sport more than half a decade ago. Rogan, on the other hand, thought that the fight had just hurt the promotion’s reputation.
“I think, eventually, they’ve got to let all that go. They can’t keep doing those. They should stop. This is the last one. If they keep doing it they’re going to lose credibility. There’s a lot of things they need to do,”Rogan said, pointing out that Bellator is trying to stir things up by booking ‘fun’ fights.
However, Rogan looks like he doesn’t want to put all of the events on CEO Scott Coker’s shoulders for now. In fact, he said that Bellator might have not anticipated that the MMA fight would unfold like it did.
“I don’t think [Bellator] thought that was going to be as bad as it was. I don’t think anybody would have anticipated those guys would have gassed like that. That was the worst gassing in the history of gassing. Dada just didn’t have enough gas. I kind of get that he wants to fight legitimately and he’s got to take that paycheck, but I just wish he had a real strength and conditioning coach or trainer. But we’re here talking about him. He got that. He made some money,” Rogan said.
As for the post-fight events, Dada actually had suffered a cardiac arrest and was immediately rushed to the hospital. A lot of sources say that the street fighter had to be resuscitated. Apparently, Dada was already experiencing high level of potassium in his blood, which eventually led to renal failure, fatigue, and severe dehydration. Fortunately, Harris’ condition is now stable and he is on his way to full recovery.
“Yea, his heart stopped. It was filled with cheeseburgers and fried chicken and orange soda. He didn’t train. There was no way he trained. I mean, he might have trained for a couple of days. You should have lost 40 pounds before. It’s not like you didn’t know you were going to do this. How about Kimbo? What the f**k was going on with him? That wasn’t even amateur hour. Really? If it was an amateur fight you’d be champing at the bit to fight those guys. ‘I hope they’re in my bracket.’ All you have to do is dance around for a few minutes and they’re toast. How about that one exchange where Dada just lay down and Kimbo just rolled over on top of him. There was no takedown. I wonder if they were talking to each other. ‘You want to take this to the ground, homie?’,” Rogan added.