Kimbo vs. Dada 5000
RIP Kimbo. Sadly this fight shouldn’t have happened. Dada5000’s heart literally stopped after this fight, and tragically Kimbo Slice’s heart would give out shortly after as well, but in the case of Kimbo it ended his life.
Somehow, pre-fight testing missed that Dada5000 was in such poor condition that a mixed martial arts fight would literally exhaust him to the point of near death. 4 months later Kimbo was dead from heart failure. A lot can happen in 4 months, but for him to pass pre-fight screening in February and then have doctors confirm he needed a heart transplant in June is concerning.
It should be noted however, that Bellator’s pre-fight testing did catch a potentially serious heart condition for Chris Leben. Kimbo wasn’t so lucky.