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Video: Bob Sapp Won a Fight, But It Wasn’t Pretty


(Props: MMA Share)

Somehow this escaped our notice, but Bob Sapp got back into action at the end of March in a Croatian event that saw him notch his first MMA victory since his win over that cartoon character at the Dynamite!! New Year’s Eve show in 2008. The big man didn’t exactly win this one with his graceful movements or superior technique. Instead he just charged after poor Sascha Weinpolter like a delivery truck that somebody forgot to apply the parking brake on.

Sapp clearly wants to get the action to the mat, which he does, but it’s not clear if he shoves Weinpolter over or if the smaller man decided to just pull guard for some reason. Ordinarily, pulling guard is something done by people with excellent jiu-jitsu and not much else. Since Weinpolter taps to a forearm on the throat that any blue belt would be ashamed to succumb to, it doesn’t seem like he was ever going to win this with his grappling ability.

The finish may not have thrilled the crowd, but a win’s a win. Sapp hasn’t had many of them in the last few years. Watching him in action now, it really puts all the recent hand-wringing about freak show fights into perspective. If Sapp can hang around in the sport for so long, it’s unlikely that James Toney is going to bring the MMA world crashing down by competing in the UFC.

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Judo know....- April 8, 2010 at 2:11 pm
Hey, easy on the blue belts
HeavyHandedHawaiian- April 6, 2010 at 8:21 am
400lbs on your throat, you'd tap too. Who was the guy who faced off with Sapp after the fight (WWE style)?
destinationblood- April 6, 2010 at 5:56 am
what the fuck did sapp say about being left with a permanent scar from mirko cro crop, now the beast leaves croatia a permanent scar as he takes over croatia? atleast X gunn' give it to em
Viva Hate- April 6, 2010 at 5:53 am
I am pretty sure Bob Sapp mugged Ric Flair.
daeyeth- April 5, 2010 at 7:06 pm
He didn't pull guard. Sapp pushed him to the ropes, the guy ducked under as Sapp rushed in, but as a result Sapp grabbed him and just sprawled on top of him until his weight forced him down. You could see the guy's body just scrunching in two, his face almost touching the mat from a sitting position, then Sapp let go of the spawl and pushed into guard.
Charming Charlie- April 5, 2010 at 4:51 pm
After submitting his opponent, Bob Sapp rolled over and died (of exhaustion), his dream come true.

Meanwhile his opponent stood up fresh as the start of the fight.
LargeMidget- April 5, 2010 at 4:16 pm
My favorite part was when the guy was throwing feignts when Bob was 20 feet away. I almost died laughing.
Imentiu- April 5, 2010 at 3:50 pm
I feel ashamed to be an MMA fan after watching this.
64SQUARES- April 5, 2010 at 3:43 pm
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOB sap
Nealio- April 5, 2010 at 3:28 pm
He brokeded my nooose!
Titos Head- April 5, 2010 at 3:10 pm
Seems as though EVERYONE has better chicks in the ring/cage than the UFC!
VisitingDeadAncestors- April 5, 2010 at 3:05 pm
the Japanese love him.

that's all he needs.
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