Dada 5000 Opens a Brawlers Academy

While covering Miami-Dade's back-yard brawl, we come across some real pretenders, dudes who really just can't cut it when they step into the ring. Either they're out of shape or simply don't have a grasp on the basics of fisticuffs. You see a lot of dudes taking wild swings or getting winded after 30 seconds.

Obviously, not all of them are gonna be the next Kimbo Slice or Rene "Level" Martinez. But the back yard's most infamous ringmaster, Dhafir Harris, AKA Dada 5000, is about to give those untrained grapplers and pugilists a place to hone their skills.

Harris has teamed up with Miami-based boxing and strength-conditioning coach Ray Gunz -- who trains Cuban-American IBF and WBA featherweight boxing champ Yuriorkis Gamboa -- to open a gym and fight-training facility in the Perrine Spartan's stomping ground.

Brawlers Extreme MMA & Boxing Academy will officially open this Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. The address is 18621 SW 107th Ave., Miami.

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let's be honest, all these "backyard" guys are chumps. If they had any sort of dedication or raw talent, they'd be fighting legitimately in MMA or boxing by now. The reason why the "backyard" phenoms never get anywhere when they make a crossover comes down solely to a lack of desire and hard work. The only reason Kimbo made any progress was because he found himself surrounded by serious MMA professionals and some people with money. They'll always be the toughest guys at the BBQ and nothing more.


What a joke this is. I've never seen a more poorly put together video. Looking at the quality of 'boxing' and 'grappling' showcased in this I would never entertain the thought of training here. Sloppiest mitt work in history. That's supposed to warrant me paying money to learn from these clowns?

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