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Wait A Second, Bob Sapp Actually Trains?

After years of watching Bob Sapp fight in Pride, K-1, and now Dream, I always assumed his pre-fight preparation involved weightlifting, a little bit of stairmaster while flipping through a copy of Self magazine, and a nightly regimen of practicing scary faces in the bathroom mirror.  But this video would have me believe that he’s actually in the gym training MMA moves in advance of his Super Hulk tournament bout against Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou on October 6.  By training, really I mean he’s throwing extremely slow strikes in between exhausted gulps of air.  But like the really fat people you see plodding their way through a slow motion workout at the gym, at least he’s in there doing something, right? 

To give Sapp the benefit of the doubt, it’s possible that this video was shot near the end of a grueling training session, and that’s why the act of throwing ten consecutive kicks seems as though it might make his lungs explode.  Or it could just be that Sapp’s body isn’t made for prolonged periods of activity, and no amount of encouragement from Antonio McKee is going to change that.  Good thing he’s got that acting career to fall back on. 

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Sheps- October 2, 2009 at 1:07 pm
He has speed, just he doesn't know how to effectively throw a punch so it will never be more than an arm push.
WithoutRemorse- October 2, 2009 at 8:32 am
Is it possible to have all that muscle and none of it be fast twitch? I mean 0 zip and 0 snap on those punched... they really look like a one armed push to be honest.
Fedor vs. Bas- October 2, 2009 at 6:36 am
For some reason this reminds me of watching "The Biggest Loser" while the contestants are still really fat and have no cardio. At least his leg kicks looked good
Sheps- October 1, 2009 at 11:01 pm
Sheps- October 1, 2009 at 11:00 pm
His big ass can train and take all the roids he wants it isn't going to change the fact that he has the pain threshold of a fucking toddler.
whitey- October 1, 2009 at 7:30 pm
sokoudjou hits him once, bob taps, crying like in "The Longest Yard".
"He brokeded my nooooose!"
mybongsnameisgreenmeenie- October 1, 2009 at 6:27 pm
bob sapp's gonna put sokoudjou on shrimp status
knee_strike- October 1, 2009 at 4:14 pm
I love how he belches right before starting the kicks. Big lunch, Bob? Classic.
Smitty- October 1, 2009 at 4:06 pm
That cardio is a mufucka!
steampunk22- October 1, 2009 at 4:02 pm
I was gonna give it to the kid holding the bag. Shit, it looked like Sapp was defeated by the Gatorade, see how small that sip was?

I don't have much faith in Sokoudjou though so I say Sapp takes this.
mjmcnns- October 1, 2009 at 3:56 pm
This sparring session somehow ended up with McKee winning a unanimous decision.
Contraband- October 1, 2009 at 3:37 pm
SAPP by tko rnd 1. If he can learn to be more elusive like machida
Redmoose- October 1, 2009 at 3:29 pm
Curiously enough, I was impressed by that kicking sequence. But in a depressing sort of way.
steampunk22- October 1, 2009 at 3:13 pm
You know he doesnt look that bad, for a big man he's in good shape.
A little less kicky and punchy, a little more runny though methinks. Fix that cardio big boy.