Most thought Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000 were on a crash course that would end within several minutes of the first round in their fight at Bellator 149 last night.
What unfolded inside Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, was truly an odd and strange fight encounter w exhaustion was getting the better of both fighters in a poor display of conditioning, w to win was merely a matter of surviving.
“We want to entertain fans and we want to get viewers, but we let Scott and his team come up with the fights and we’re a broadcast team and we do a good job broadcasting and we are excited to do it. But, at the end of the day we let him put on the product and we put it on TV,” said Spike TV senior vice president of sports, Jon Slusser.
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Slice, 42 scored a few takedowns in the bout and as the fight wore on both fighters had almost nothing left.
“Losing is not an option for me. You got to really beat the hell out of me in t. I’m not going to never give up. I don’t care if you have a submission you are going to have to break it or put me to sleep. And if you got better hands than me you are going to have to knock me out. It’s silly for the ref to stop it. I’m that type of fighter. You know what I’m saying? I’m not going to never, ever give up in a fight. As long as I can breathe and get back to my feet, we are going to go.”
Slice, who weighed in at 232 pounds for the fight, said he “Underestimated the weight” of Dada, who came in at 265 pounds.
As for what’s next, Slice said he’d like to fight in July and get back into training and is “Down to fight anybody.”
“He suffered a lot of damages in that bareknuckle fight,” Slice said proudly.