The family of Dada 5000 (real name Dhafir Harris) have issued a statement in response to Joe Rogan's comments mocking Dada5000.
The statement reads as follows:
"The Harris Family is appalled at the overtly racist and offensive comments directed at Dada 5000 by Joe Rogan who said in an interview that Dada's heart was filled with "cheeseburgers, fried chicken, and orange soda", mocking the family's statement issued the previous day.
"We don't recall Mr. Rogan ever challenging anyone with this amount of vitriol and ignorant racial overtones, all directed to a man who is still hospitalized.
Rogan rips Dada 5000's conditioning for Kimbo bout
UFC analyst Joe Rogan has some more thoughts on Bellator 149's co-main event, particularly on Dada 5000's conditioning.
"For the record, Dada lost 40lbs over course of 3 1/2 months while in training camp where he had a boxing coach an MMA coach, and a nutritionist hired by his team. As fight week approached Dada was only 2-3 pounds over fight weight. He took this fight very seriously as evidenced by his gutsy performance. Mocking Dada 5000 with hurtful and racist comments is despicable and divisive and has no place in the sport of mixed martial arts or in our society."
Clearly, Harris and those close to him are more than disturbed by the very critical comments made on the Fight Companion edition of his Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Harris was hospitalized due to renal failure and dehydration after his loss.
We have provided an image of the post itself as well:
The way things are going, it's not unreasonable to expect Rogan to respond in kind regarding this matter.