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Bob Sapp Mentioned In Connection With BALCO Steroid Case. Get Your Surprised Face On.

(All natural. Steroids are natural, right?)

The International Herald Tribune reports that occasional MMA fighter Bob Sapp‘s name has surfaced in a case related to the BALCO steroid probe. If you’re surprised by this news, we can only assume that you’ve never seen a picture of Bob Sapp before today. What have you been doing with your life?

Inland Revenue Service agent Jeff Novitzky has apparently spent his days running down juicers, which makes him a busy man in court these days.

Novitzky said 30 athletes were called to testify before the grand jury in 2003. Novitzky didn’t identify any of the athletes, but testified there was “some evidence” that professional wrestler Bob Sapp — who briefly played in the NFL — bought steroids from Arnold.

What’s most interesting here isn’t just that out of all the evidence against all the other athletes, Bob Sapp is the one who gets mentioned, though that does make you wonder. No, what’s truly fascinating is the use of the phrase “some evidence” in this context. It’s vague enough that it could mean so many different things.

For example, Sapp’s physique, including traps that come straight out of his ears? Yeah, that’s some evidence. His tenure in pro wrestling and his Look-Like-Tarzan-Fight-Like-Jane approach to real fights? Also some evidence.

In the end, though, we tend to think that this video was the smoking gun:


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Dustin Haze- May 10, 2008 at 4:26 am
There a several MMA fighters who are obviously on the juice. You can't go by just size or even being ripped. There are some people who are genetically gifted with low bodyfat and highly muscular physiques. The obviously train like animals, and that is going to build quality muscle.

There are others like Sean Sherk who you can just tell who are on the juice. Juicers seem to have a hard time not running their mouth, often display disrespectful and overly aggressive behavior outside the ring.

MMA organizations need to have the most extensive testing program of any sport, if they are to be considered a legitimate sport. Otherwise, the top fighters are all going to be juicers. Being such an agressive, violent sport, MMA are tailor-made for steroids.

These guys are already animals, do you think a clean fighter wants to face a pumped up gorilla with his eyeballs spinning around in their sockets, ready to kill anything in the cage?
lolwut- April 1, 2008 at 2:33 am
gah quit hating on bob sapp sure he sucks but most people that big look like oafs when they fight too lol.
Jemaleddin- April 1, 2008 at 12:10 am
Sure, the giant beach-muscled dude is on steroids. But can we talk about the under-performs when drug-tested little guy that's kicking his ass? Anybody want to explain all of that?
ben- March 31, 2008 at 11:48 pm
@ PotatoHead:

I believe the website you're looking for is Honest mistake.
Ryoku- March 31, 2008 at 9:43 pm
Jeezuz is this an MMA forum or
PotatoHead- March 31, 2008 at 9:05 pm
Sarah... you seem like a sweet kid (except for the ring girl comment), but the gentlemen that frequent this site sometimes get carried away with their foul-mouthed macho-posturing... and I'm just trying to protect you.

Hey, and I don't want you crying over a little extra weight. Anything shy of morbidly obese puts you in contention for this 50-something "ground and pound her".
brawler- March 31, 2008 at 8:12 pm
You guys do realize the reason why Bob Sapp was on the ground in pain was because he had is orbital bone broken? Incredibly painful, you would have all called your mommies and brought a pacifier.
Sarah- March 31, 2008 at 6:58 pm
PotatoHead - Sorry, I was only trying to look at ring girl pictures and cry about my weight, but I stumbled upon this post by accident.
Dyph- March 31, 2008 at 6:31 pm
As many times as I have seen that video...I never get tired of seeing him sobbing at the end.
PotatoHead- March 31, 2008 at 5:58 pm
Sarah... your comment is priceless... but this site is for MEN. Okay, honey?
mmacoach- March 31, 2008 at 5:06 pm
Did you see Sapp kick that dude on Pros vs. Joes? That shit was funny as fuck. It lifted the dude off his feet 6 inches and moved him about 4 feet back. Sapp is a pigeon-toed, roid-donkey tool store, but it was still hilarious.
Warcraft- March 31, 2008 at 2:49 pm
Now I understand why Sapp threw those punches he reminded me of a marshmallow man from the ghostbusters movie.
Sapp's already a huge guy I just don't get why he on the juice too. But whatever floats you boat or sinks it later.
Sarah- March 31, 2008 at 2:20 pm
that look on Sapp's face after Cro Cop punches him is priceless.
Steriods might make you enormous, but they sure don't protect against Croatians.
Douchebaggery- March 31, 2008 at 2:16 pm
Bob Sapp is a mma embarrassment, way before steroids ever came into the picture
Matt D.- March 31, 2008 at 2:13 pm
Sapp's an idiot. If anything he needs less muscle. He's so ripped he has absolutely no flexibility. On top of that, steroids isn't going to keep him from crying like a baby every time he is getting his butt kicked.
Anonymous- March 31, 2008 at 1:06 pm
He's totally on the juice. He's even lactating in that picture.