PRITTY Left Hook: Dada 5000, Founder Of Back Yard Brawl

Dhafir “Dada 5000” Harris is a true pioneer.

The heavyweight hailing from one of Miami’s most notorious neighborhoods took an idea to entertain and eliminate street violence and turned it into a PPV worthy product.

Literally starting from the back yard, Dada 5000 organized bare knuckle fights that first set South Florida on fire and then the world. From his Netflix documentary Dawg Fight, produced by the team behind Cocaine Cowboys, to his most recent Back Yard Brawl Extreme Fighting series, he has taken the sport of back yard brawling and bare knuckle fighting to new heights.  He also hosted its first pay-per-view event in Cheyenne, Wyoming on April 5th.

We sat with the fighter turned promoter at the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame weekend in Tampa to talk about it all!

Notable Highlights:

  • Impact of his movement on combat sports
  • Next steps for his sport and himself
  • The success of Back Yard Brawl Extreme






Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.