Dada 5000 -- the Mohawked, muscled monolith born Dhafir Harris but better known as the P.T. Barnum of Miami's backyard fisticuffs -- spotted them through the window. It was July 5, and the promoter was chilling at home, the same "Famous Green House" where thousands of knuckle-busters and bloody no ... More >>
In what has to be one of the most absurd match-ups in Mixed Martial Arts history, former Miami backyard street fighter Rene "Level" Martinez is facing off against ex-professional boxing champ Ricardo Mayorga in Managua, Nicaragua this Saturday. Mayorga's boxing career washed out in 2011 after losing ... More >>
Ever since Tiger Woods shot a videogame commercial with Miami's backyard fight king Dhafir Harris, AKA Dada 5000, the planet's most famous professional golfer is winning again and back on top of the world rankings. Coincidence? We think not. Because all Dada 5000 does is win, win, win, baby.About a ... More >>
Sushi MiKasa opened at the Shelborne Hotel this past Saturday evening, after a few days of private events and tastings.The restaurant, in the lobby of the Shelborne Beach Resort hotel, is hidden from hotel guests by dark wood panels and a billowing linen curtain. In fact, even though we knew exactly ... More >>
While we're still anxiously awaiting Rakontur's Dawg Fight documentary about backyard brawling in Miami-Dade, the P.T. Barnum/Spartan of Perrine Dhafir Harris, AKA Dada 5000, is gearing up for his last big event this Saturday. "I'm calling it Red October," Harris says. "There is going to be a lot of ... More >>
Lots of successful people have degrees from the University of Miami. Everyone from Gloria Estefan to, like, 10 percent of the NFL. But some of the school's most famous former students never graduated -- either opting to transfer or quit college altogether. Current UM kids, don't take this as inspira ... More >>
Thirty-three-year-old Pompano Beach resident Gasmy Joseph wears a supertall Mohawk. About a year ago, an epiphany struck when he wanted to spread the word about a buddy's birthday party: Why not advertise it on the hairdo? In terms of innovation, Thomas Edison's light bulb now looks like a piece of ... More >>
Ah, remember the days when Kimbo Slice was making people go bazonkers for his vicious beatdown videos on YouTube? Today, after washing out as a professional mixed martial artist, Slice's fighting career has reached a new low. Despite winning his fourth straight professional boxing match Saturday ... More >>
Suleiman Yousef came to kick some ass, and he did. Over the weekend, Dhafir Harris, aka Dada 5000 -- the Perrine-based Kimbo Slice protege trying to bring backyard fighting into the mainstream -- invited Riptide to watch a grudge match between a pair of dudes who don't like each other one b ... More >>
Dhafir Harris, AKA Dada 5000, king of back-yard fights, has plenty to be thankful for. Three years ago, the Perrine native decided being a member of Kimbo Slice's entourage wasn't for him, so he set out to become the P.T. Barnum of Miami's back-yard fighting circuit. We chronicled the early days of ... More >>
After disappointing attempts at mixed martial arts and professional wrestling, Miami's own backyard brawling sensation Kimbo Slice may have finally found his professional punch throwing niche: professional boxing. Sure, the competition was considerably low level, but over the weekend Slice made h ... More >>
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 afte ... More >>
Despite being perhaps the biggest biggest bust in MMA's short history, Kimbo Slice still has a lot on his plate. Besides making plans to star in a motion picture, Slice is set to make his professional boxing debut in Miami ...another Miami. Miami, Oklahoma. Lets hope he lasts more than 14 seconds.
Miami's favorite backyard brawler Kimbo Slice never quite made it in the professional MMA ranks, but he could become a hit in theaters. Kevin Connolly, who plays Bro #2 (or #3 maybe) on HBO's bro-tastic Entourage is planning on producing and directing a Slice biopic after the final season of his sho ... More >>
The house where a hardcore porn starring "Bieyanka Moore" was filmed.A new court filing has exposed the identities of the adults involved in the production of a porn film that is believed to have starred a 15-year-old runaway-- and even reveals the address where the shoot happened. Over repe ... More >>
Jeff KupietzkyAccording to a lawsuit recently filed by a girl's mother, last year RealityKings.com uploaded a hardcore porn featuring her 15-year-old runaway daughter, who used the stage name Bieyanka Moore. Though Reality Kings has claimed it removed the offending video "immediately" after being ... More >>
Lawyers for RK Netmedia, owner of RealityKings.com, claim that a hardcore film featuring actress Bieyanka Moore was pulled off the porn site immediately upon being tipped that she may have been a 15-year-old runaway. But on the internet, it's nearly impossible to put such a genie back in the bot ... More >>
Zuma Wire West/NewscomThe hardcore porn starring Bieyanka Moore-- who was actually a 15-year-old runaway, according to a lawsuit filed by her mother-- was distributed by RK Netmedia, owner of RealityKings.com. But according to the mother's attorney, Mark A. Glasssman, it was produced by LLL Adver ... More >>
Mission FAIL.Last Friday, FIU shortstop Garrett Wittels stepped up to bat with a near record 56-game hitting streak on the line against Southeastern Louisiana. He whiffed, ending the game 0-4.It was a painful choking act for the 6'2" junior, who waited an entire off-season only to blow it in his ... More >>
C. StilesUPDATE:Earlier tonight, we received a text from Dhafir Harris that tomorrow's backyard brawl is off. Government interference, apparently. Via text, Harris explains: "Do 2 The Rapid Growth of BkYrd Fights DADA ran n 2 legal issues wit the local Authority's."Kimbo Slice's short lived caree ... More >>
These days, Joe Rogan's amped about a lot of things, including jokes, drug experiments, and the art of ultimate fighting. He's a 20-year standup vet with a television resume that lists NBC sitcom NewsRadio, gross-out game show Fear Factor, and hours upon hours of UFC commentary. This Friday he'll ... More >>
Between the state of the condo market, parking on South Beach, and the final price tag for the new Marlins stadium, Miamians have suffered through plenty of real-life horrors. So for Halloween parties this year, Riptide is going to put away the Freddy mask and show up in homemade costumes inspire ... More >>
Memo to Miami politicos with dirt under your fingernails: It's time for that midnight flight to Bolivia. Just do it now.The FBI fired the first warning shots earlier this month, busting three Broward politicians for corruption. Now, Gov. Charlie Crist wants a wide-ranging grand jury probe into th ... More >>
The week started out with news that Miami was the second worst place to raise your kid. Unfortunately a stabbing at Coral Gables High proved that. In the wake of that tragedy YouTube videos surfaced that showed the school's courtyard had a history of violence. Oh, and a camera man got kicked in t ... More >>
Last night, Kimbo Slice made his debut in the Random Things Fighting Against Each Other to Advertise Other Things League against a Caterpillar. The Caterpillar defeated Slice by technical slicing-his-arm-off-with-laser-vision knockout 14 seconds into the first round of the bout."The promoters ... More >>
Part thug, part street fighter, Rene Martinez flattens his opponents. Can his punch save him from himself?
Alex Izaguirre Cigarette and Black-N-Mild smoke wafted throughout the already stifling hot warehouse at 19100 SW 106 Ave. in unincorporated Miami-Dade. It was shortly after 9 p.m. this past June 20 when more than 100 relatives, friends, and members of the street gang Latin Syndicate filed into Bad D ... More >>
via Planet-MuDwyane Wade's former business partner has been talking crap about him to anyone who would listen, so Wade had no choice but to play defense and file a libel suit. The details of the Real Housewives of New Jersey's Danielle Staub's torrid early years in Miami just gets weirder and w ... More >>
via Wiki CommonsKimbo SliceFormer EliteXC super-hyped, superstar Kimbo Slice sunk his career and the organization after suffering a knockout in 62 seconds by an unknown. Apparently, the brawler wants his Mixed Martial Arts stardom and credibility back, and is set to do it on reality televi ... More >>
This was a week where people were just trying to figure out where they belong. It was an awkward thing to watch, like tweens on their first day of middle school figuring out which lunch table to sit at. Jason Taylor knew deep, deep down that his heart belonged to Miami, and he was willing to co ... More >>
Michael Burnstine may be comically underfunded and critically late to the game, but he's not lacking in passion. He hates the $515 million Marlins Stadium deal. And he's not alone."It's horrendous. It's one of the worst deals I've seen in my life," Burnstine tells Riptide. The insurance salesman and ... More >>
Whatever the outcome, Dhafir Harris does it with no fear.
Down south, between Pinecrest and Homestead, lies a place where boys don't run, don't cower, and certainly don't cry when it comes time to stand their ground. They call this poverty-stricken, bleak community Perrine. Here, banging fists in the street is as common as the ice cream truck coming down t ... More >>
Kimbo Slice, like many stars before him, is retreating to Japan to milk out a little bit more money before his career quietly fades out. While there we imagine him shooting a commercial for some whiskey, appearing on a whackey game show, and then meeting the pretty but neglected wife of a young phot ... More >>
Last week New Times ran a story on the 14-second fall of Kimbo Slice and the death of EliteXC, entitled "MMA's Post-Kimbo Limbo" written by Bob Norman. The same piece ran in Norman's home paper, The Broward Palm Beach New Times, with the title "Kimbo Slice's a sissy: The fight that wasn't threatens ... More >>
There's no proof Slice took a fall, but his damage to cage-fighting is clear.
In July, New Times columnist Elyse Wanshel opined that perhaps Mixed Martial Arts -- that sport of sweat-drenched extreme dry-humping -- is a tad bit homosexual. Diehard MMA fans, it turns out, weren't exactly pleased (by the way, thanks for the anthrax!) Well, you're all forgiven for doubting us. ... More >>
Esther Lin/For CBS-EliteXC Curtis Williams won a Kimbo Slice lookalike contest held by BIG 105.9 for a tickets to Saturday night's EliteXC event at the BankAtlantic Center. I was going to suggest a few things he could do to step his Kimbo-gänger game up a bit more, but then I was afraid he'd kick ... More >>
Local street-fighting legend Kimbo Slice takes on Shamrock.
It's official: Short Order is now a month in, folks! This is an occasion. We need balloons, party favors, and naked baby pictures! Gosh, you guys remember 4 weeks ago when we were baby bloggers? That was cute. Now we're like, in that semi-grownup awkward phase, where one arm is longer than the other ... More >>
Call me a lowest-common-denominator kind of guy, but when I heard that Miami’s own street brawler Kimbo Slice had appeared last week on the new “CBS EliteXC Saturday Night Fights,” the first in a series of mixed martial arts cage matches, I thought our local bad-ass had really arrived. New Yo ... More >>
Street-fighting legend Kimbo Slice takes to the ring tonight!