Dada 5000

Dada 5000

Dada 5000

From humble beginnings to mixed martial arts bout dominance, the 6¹ 3² 275 pound Dhafir ³DaDa 5000² Harris is emerging as an international star. DaDa was born on August 4, 1977 in Cat Island, Bahamas but quickly moved to Miami as a newborn to receive medical treatment for streptococcus meningitis. The intense medical treatment lasted for six months. According to DaDa’s mother, Eleanor Stewart (affectionately known as “Sista”), he amazingly grew in to three year-old toddler clothing during the treatment process. Doctors told her that he would be able to live a normal life. Based on his strength and the will to live he exuded, she knew it was a sign that he would be destined for greatness.
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DaDa excelled academically at several elementary, middle and high schools in Miami. His scholastic accomplishments were often overshadowed by bad decisions and troubled actions but resulted in him receiving diplomas from Project L.E.A.P., Miami Palmetto Senior High School and Miami MacArthur South Senior High School. DaDa continued his education at Miami Dade College; where he earned an associate degree in education and a second associate degree in business administration. DaDa went on to Barry University and received a bachelor’s degree in education with a specialization in early childhood.

DaDa worked as a correctional officer between 1997 and 2000. He decided it was time to make a career change and accepted an opportunity to work for the Department of Children and Families from 2000- 2004. In 2005, DaDa took a leave of absence from his job to work with his childhood friend Kimbo Slice (street fighter turned professional boxer) and explore the opportunities inside the underground backyard fight world. In March 2010, with five backyard fights under his belt, DaDa made his MMA pro debut at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL through the Action Fight League against Cedrick ³Killa Gorilla² James. DaDa defeated James by knockout within 2 minutes and 25 seconds of the first round. His second pro MMA fight took place in February 2011 at Florida International University in Miami, FL through Mixed Fighting Alliance against Timothy Papp, Jr. DaDa defeated Papp within 52 seconds of the first round via knockout.

DaDa has graced the pages of the Miami New Times, the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the Washington Post, the Miami Herald, Maxim and ESPN The Magazine. His rise in popularity granted him an invitation to be featured in a commercial with golf champions Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer and Lee Trevino, of which DaDa also co-choreographed the fight scenes. He has also appeared in music videos with Grammy nominated R&B and Hip-Hop artist/producer Akon and has garnered multiple guest spot invites on various radio and television shows. When not training or fighting, DaDa is busy organizing some of the most prominent matches in the underground backyard world. DaDa has built a reputation as the “Don King of backyard brawling” for taking on the roles of broker, promoter and referee.

With a growing fan base, DaDa is bracing himself for worldwide impact and believes that ³creative minds never take a day off.²

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      Thank you my friend. We have a great set up, a great team in place. BYB is here to stay, and so is DADA 5000!

      Thanks for your support!

  1. michelob light

    hey dada5k i have been following you for some years now. i am a native from miami. i also have been to a couple of your backyard fights. furthermore. where can i get a team 5000 shirt. thank and goodluck on your journey

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      Thanks buddy. It’s been quite a journey and we are getting ready for a new future with BYB. check out our page in coming days and Facebook. We will be posting some new merchandise coming out soon! Right now we are focused on our first fight card and BATTLESHIP 1. More to come soon!!
      Thanks again for your support!

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      Thank you my brother! I appreciate your support. Looking forward to going back to Bahamas soon on Battleship 1…and more often! Tune in to our first Battleship Series fight, there is nothing like it!

  2. jayson fernandez

    Hola desde Colombia, acabo de ver la pelicula en Netflix …. adoro las artes marciales y la pelicula me gusto… te deseo lo mejor DaDa.
    Hi Dada, i just needed you to know that you have a new fan in Colombia… man i wish you the best… i found you in a netflix movie and here I am learning about your life … I notice you are a good guy .. a real figther

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      Hola amigo!! Thank you for your note and support! Please share our page with your friends in Columbia. We will bring you action like no where else! We have a Colombian fighter on our Battleship 1 fight card…and more to come! Can’t wait!
      Saludos!

  3. Tattoo Franky

    Hey dude! I’m from Ontario, Canada… Just seen your Netflix movie… Very cool! I just want you to know, we up here, are looking forward to BYB fights!! Keep swingin’ ! Peace! Respect!

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      Many thanks my friend! Glad you enjoyed the movie! You’re going to love BATTLESHIP FIGHT SERIES!
      Thanks for your support!!

  4. Richard fourre

    watched your movie 3 times on Netflix in the last 2 days ! Fighting bare knuckles is the way to go it makes the fights very exciting! will be sharing your web site with all my mma friends . peace Dada 5000 much love from Canada

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  5. Justin Herrera

    I have 3 questions. But let me congratulate on this, this is amazing. The first I’ve been wondering when u are going to add female fighters to the roster. And is the type of wraps Tree used in the movie allowed. And how many fighters you have the roster

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      First, thank you for your support! All good questions!! We may have females involved at some point in the future. Depends on the quality of participants. Because of the knock out nature of our sport, being different than submissions or usual ‘decisions’ we are giving it deep thought. Wraps are allowed to one inch short of your knuckle, to protect wrists…but not covering knuckle. We have over 100 fighters now in our roster lined up for the first 4 Battleship series fights planned through this summer. Hope you enjoy Battleship 1!

  6. Nicole

    Much respect to you new fan and I will continue to follow now these are fights that glove shit is dead

    Much love and best wishes

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  7. Cynthia

    My husband and I just watched your movie on Netflix. Awesome movie. Keep up the good work with your community. Best of luck in future fights. #team5000

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  8. Syras

    OK, so I have to say, I have been addicted over the last couple of days after finding this on Netflix and seeing the show. You all definitely have something here. You will also have my money! More importantly, this is RAW combat. This reminds me of the way real gladiators used to do it without weapons. I’m proud of the people involved, proud that humanity has found it’s way into the hearts of these young warriors to want more out of life than the circumstances under which have gotten them to this point. A focus of pure combat is no less intelligent than the wall street fat cats that sit idly by and criticize others for not being as “good as” they are. I wish all of you the best of success and happiness in your lives. Now, let’s get ready to rumble! Can’t wait for the fights!

    Syras

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      Thank you! This is just the beginning! Much more to come…and many social programs being developed! Exciting times!!

  9. Alec

    Wow probably the realist movie I’ve ever seen. You got fans all the way on the west coast. Keep doing you. But when you going to fight again and is Kimbo off the table???

  10. Alexx

    That was the realist movie I have ever seen. Keep doing you man because you got fans on the west coast. But you going to fight again and is Kimbo off the table???

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      Thank you for your support! We are crazy busy getting Battleship Fight series going…working on land based fights and more. Kimbo and others could be on the horizon but for right now Dada 5000 is focused on BYB and its fighters, taking them to the next level!
      Hope you enjoy Battleship 1!

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      Thanks for your note. We asked Kimbo for a fight a couple years ago….still waiting. You may see Dada in the BYB triangle by the end of this year, for now you will see him in there as the BYB referee for all events! Thanks for your support! Enjoy our debut fight card! MORE TO COME!!

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      Thanks for your support! It will be 1am your time and will be available for you up to 48 hours later to view on demand!! I’m sure you’ll enjoy the action!!

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  12. Matthew

    Dada 5000, you are truly one of a kind and I wish there was more people like you in this world. Anyways. I’m curious if the upcoming battleship show will provide closed captions for the deaf/hard of hearing audience? Thanks!

    Good luck with the upcoming show and keep doing what your doing!

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      That’s a great question!! And I wish we would have thought of that. Need to see if we can do it for this first fight! If not, we will see how to make it happen for future fights!! Thanks for your support! Enjoy the fights!!

  13. Constance

    Very impressed with the raw fights. I’m an attorney in St. Pete and would love to come see one of your fights. Don’t know if it’s possible, but if it is let me know when and where or if I need to do something special. You’re doing a great job by giving back to the community in your own special way.

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  14. Mark

    Just saw the documentary on NETFLIX and decided to Google DADA 5000. Was surprised to see info regarding BYB and the Battledhip1 show. Good thing I decided to look further. Just signed up for the show. Can’t wait. Keep it real.

  15. Kim

    I just watched Dawg fight for the first time. I am very proud of you and wish you much luck on your next fight against Kimbo. It’s sad he thought you were a guck boy and left you behind. On the bright side, it just wasn’t your time. God had other plans for you :) I wish I knew where to get tickets to see it live. Tell Kimbo the ass kicking he will receive is long over do. God bless you and rest in peace Chancy and Tree. All your wins are for them. 😘

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      Thanks for your support! The fight is in Houston on Feb 19. Tickets available at the Bellator website. come if you can and show your support…Dada will appreciate that!

  16. Claudio H.

    I just watched the documentary Dawg Fight and know a little of the history of street fights organized by Dada 5000. View the MMA debut against Cedric Jones and the victory was simply sensational.

    A big hug from a Brazilian fan and february 19 will be a massacre.

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