When Bob Sapp finally retires from MMA and pens an inevitable tell-all book, there’s a pretty good chance that his 11-10 record will be diminished to a more realistic number like 1-5.
Proof that some promoters still fix fights is the video below of Sapp diving head-first at opponent Volkan Duzgun at an event called Vuisten van Vuur in Den Bosch, Netherlands over the weekend, before turtling and getting TKO’ed via WWE-esque shots to the arms and body. He doesn’t even know how to fake fight well.
(Video courtesy of YouTube/kingtvrtko)
We used to think that “The Beast” was just getting crappier as he gets older, which astoundingly probably isn’t true either considering he’s only 37 (in Nogueira years, he’s actually around 50), but recently it’s become clear that he’s simply taking more dives than Greg Louganis. The difference is, the Olympic gold medalist actually put some effort into his flops.
We should have been suspicious when Bob was booked for three bouts in six weeks — two of which were against actual fighters Rolles Gracie and James Thompson. I guess he’s just making sure he doesn’t get hurt so he can still get paid to dive another day.