Dhafir “Dada 5000” Harris reportedly “recovering well,” hospital release expected by “end of the week”

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief


Details on the condition of Dhafir “Dada 5000” Harris after he was reportedly in critical condition after Bellator 149 have been scarce this weekend, but there were positive updates given on Monday by both one of his reps and Bellator MMA President Scott Coker.

In comments made to TMZ Sports, Harris rep Mike Vasquez said the fighter should be out of the hospital by week’s end after suffering renal failure and numerous other issues out of his fight with Kimbo Slice.

“Dada is recovering well,” Vasquez said. “On his feet and moving around. Back to his usual self. He should be out [of the hospital] by the end of the week and can personally address [then].”

Coker added the following on Twitter:

Penick’s Analysis: The positive is that he’ll be out of the hospital this week, and thankfully isn’t even more worse off than it seemed he could have been, but this was still a failure on the parts of the commission and Bellator to put him in there. It’s a failure on his part to have needed to cut 40 lbs, of course, but given he was never really a serious professional fighter before they put this together, he’d never had a reason to be in that type of position.

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