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 >>
While New Times detailed evidence that several MLB stars were clients of the PED-pushing Biogenesis clinic, our original source Porter Fischer has since claimed that other athletes, including mixed-martial arts fighters, were amongst the clinic's clients. Though, UFC President Dana White says he d ... 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 >>
Fallon Fox, a transgender mixed martial artist, has been cleared to fight in Coral Gables next month. The 36-year-old Fox was born a man, married his high school girlfriend after getting her pregnant, and served in the Navy. Fox underwent sexual reassignment surgery in 2006 before launching her ... More >>
Earlier this week, Riptide was the first to report that recalled Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez has now reinvented himself as a championship-winning senior bodybuilder. In case you needed proof that those picture of the former pol overly tanned, super muscled and in something so small we don't even ... More >>
Cuban jujitsu champ Hector LombardHector Lombard insists he is getting no love from his compatriots in South Florida. Born in Matanzas, Cuba, Bellator's middleweight champ is a fast-rising star in professional mixed martial arts. Yet he is not getting any recognition from South Florida's Cuban co ... 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 >>
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 >>
Andy HernandezDada 5000 is now 2-0.Fifty seconds. That's how quick Dhafir Harris, aka Dada 5000, dispatched Timothy Papp Jr., an Oklahoma MMA fighter with more experience than the Perrine Spartan. Prior to stepping into the ring with Papp, Harris told New Times, "I need to inflict pain on him rea ... More >>
MMA 2 The MaxAttention big palookas dreaming of being the next Brock Lesnar! The Action Fight League wants to see if you have what it takes to enter the octagon at the Hard Rock Live. The AFL is hosting an MMA audition this Saturday at its North Miami Beach gym for aspiring mixed martial artists. ... More >>
© 2010 World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.So you wanna know ... What is the Miz? Well, he's a hero. He's a villain. He's Mike Mizanin, a 29-year-old former frat boy turned reality TV star turned pro wrestler. Or, the way he puts it: "What isn't the Miz? I like to say that ... More >>
C. StilesRene "Level" Martinez gears up for his second pro fight against Charles ChampionInside a mixed martial arts training studio just a block east of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Charles Champion takes a seat on the blue mat where for the past month he has been trai ... More >>
Part thug, part street fighter, Rene Martinez flattens his opponents. Can his punch save him from himself?
That's Reed Wallace on the second to right, with his arm over Von Houtman on the far right.Last month, we published "Dwyane's Disaster," an exposé of Dwyane Wade's business partner Baron Richard von Houtman, who's now embroiled in lawsuits with the Heat superstar. We've since received a fe ... 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 >>
Revolution Fight Club hosts an MMA Championship event.
Mountain-size men compete tonight at MFA MMA.
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 >>
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.
Kickboxing and mixed martial arts hit Miami.
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 >>
Local street-fighting legend Kimbo Slice takes on Shamrock.
Pro MMA makes its way to the Hard Rock with Faber versus Brown.
At a Kendall bar, repressed homosexuality can bloody your nose.
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 >>
Boxing harks back to the glory days.
Martial arts mixes it up in Hollywood
For the second time this year the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Spike TV are broadcasting Fight Night Live from the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood. And Tuesday’s fight card is littered with local talent. American Top Team – one of the nation’s largest and most revered mix ... More >>
Blood hits the mat at the Hard Rock
It was outlawed. Now it's popular and one of the nation's best teams is just up the road.