HOUSTON — It may not have been pretty, but Kimbo Slice walked away a winner at Bellator 149.
Slice overcame extreme exhaustion to knock out rival Dada 5000, aka Dhafir Harris, with a third-round volley of strikes in Friday night’s heavily hyped co-main event, putting a stamp on one of the more bizarre grudge matches in MMA history and fulfilling the many promises he made to Harris throughout a wacky fight week.
“Losing is not an option for me,” Slice said at Bellator 149’s post-fight press conference. “You’ve got to really just beat the hell out of me in there. I never just give up. I don’t care if you’ve got a submission, you’re going to have to break it. If you got a neck, you’re going to have to choke me out, put me to sleep. And if you got better hands, you’re going to have to knock me out silly for the ref to stop it.
“I’m that type of fighter. I’m not going to never, never just give up in a fight. As long as I can breathe, and I get back to my feet, we’re going to go.”
Breathing proved to be a tough ask for both Slice and Harris, as both men appeared to gas early in a fight which gradually devolved from spectacle to something else entirely.
The sloppiness grew so bad that at one point veteran referee John McCarthy stood Slice up from mount position. Even the end was among the more odd finishes in recent memory, as Harris appeared to collapse backward under the combined weight of a Slice right hook and his own exhaustion.
For his part, Slice (6-2) was less than thrilled by his own performance, expressing surprise at how much the weight disparity between the two men affected his stamina. Harris ….View full article
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