Dada 5000 and Kimbo Slice don't like each other.
It's far from a secret at this point that the two grew up on the streets of Miami-Dade County and are respected in their communities. However, that respect that the two have earned doesn't transcend to one another.
It seems you can't love both fighters. You really have to choose.
Bellator president Scott Coker says they're going to have more security than usual because of this beef between the two men:
"We're gonna have good security there, because we don't need any fight before the fight. Or any crews fighting before the fight. We're already on it."
The feud between Slice and Dada goes back to their days fighting on the streets of Miami. Dada used to roll with Slice's crew, but the two had a falling out. There is no love lost between the two men and the trash talk leading up to this fight has been malignant.
Slice had the following to say to MMAFighting about Dada back in November:
"I am going to f--- this n------ up. Don't get me wrong, I'm open to all possibilities in an MMA fight including submissions and anything else that comes up. But the true fight fans appreciate a real fight, and this is two n------ from the same neighborhood who have a beef to settle. I'm going to knock his ass out and he's going to wake up and not know what hit him."
Dada is the future though, at least according to him:
"I think he's taken too many hits to the head. I'm marketable. I'm my own person. How could I capitalize on his fame? I'll give him credit. He did some awesome things inside the backyard. He inspired me to get in the game. But I got the ball, and I ran...the opposite way. To the point that my key fights â 15 total in boxing and MMA â and we're standing on the same stage now."
Coker said Bellator will be one step ahead with Slice and Dada – execs are going to call the Houston PD themselves.
Here's what Coker had to say:
"Believe me, it's something we've already planned out. I feel confident we'll be fine. We're gonna have the police hang around, so they know that it's a serious situation. If anyone wants to act up, you might go to jail."
Who are you going to take?
Dada 5000 or Kimbo Slice?