Two famous street fighters from Florida are living the dream, and both are about to get the match of their lives against each other!
Florida-based street fighter DADA 5000 went on the Rodolfo Roman show yesterday to announce that he would be fighting for the WFO heavyweight championship of the world. Additionally, on January 12 he will be fighting Kimbo Slice in an MMA match on pay-per-view at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, or possibly at Universal Studios in Florida (venue is still to be locked down). DADA learned towards Universal Studios since he said “they would give a bigger purse.” Why is this match so big? For the Florida fighting community, both fighters are hometown heroes who rose up from obscurity to top-dollar fighting careers. Bragging rights will be on the line, but more importantly, so will a lot of money.
Kimbo Slice was successful in his pro-boxing debut, and seemed to be heading into pugilism permanently rather than MMA. Things have changed, but even with MMA rules, chances are both fighters will be swinging for the fences anyway. DADA actually has a legit MMA record, but he has not exactly fought any world-beaters yet. His match against Kimbo will be the highest profile bout that he has had, and for Kimbo, it should be another nice paycheck. Let’s just hope the match does not go the way of Ken Shamrock VS James Toney and fall apart. We will have more news on this match as it develops.
You can check out one of Dada’s MMA fights after the jump!