Bellator 149 "Shamrock vs. Gracie 3" took place on Feb. 19, 2016 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The main event that night was the third (and presumably final) meeting of MMA legends Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie inside a cage.
Second from the top was a heavyweight attraction with popular street brawler turned professional fighter Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson and his long time South Florida rival Dhafir "Dada 5000" Harris -- old friends turned bitter foes.
Harris experienced serious medical problems following his third round TKO loss to Ferguson, and it was quickly reported that he was resuscitated in the ambulance after the fight. Up to a week after the fight he was still convalescing in the hospital.
In his first statement following his near-death experience at Bellator 149, Harris revealed on social media that things were actually worse than was well known.
.@ScottHarrisMMA I got you pic.twitter.com/PEk7mb78xy— caposa (@GrabakaHitman) April 6, 2016
For those who can't see the picture here's a direct quote from his statement on Instagram.
"Yes I did have kidney failure during the fight I also had 2 heart attacks which I did code aka died during the fight."
It's hard to imagine how that would be corroborated given I didn't see anybody jump in the cage with a pair of paddles to shock him between rounds. Nevertheless, he's compelled to say there were reasons he did not succeed.
"Yes I trained very hard for this fight and I was in fighting shape. But those who knew me they knew that something wasn’t right by the look in my eyes when I stepped into that ring. But stay tuned for the rest of that shocking story."
Stay tuned, true believers.
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