Before this, Sapp had been placed in an upcoming fight against Francisco Filho, which had to be scrapped due to Sapp being ruled out from competition due to the injury.

K-1 issued a statement claiming Sapp pulled out due to new demands he brought to promoters during the show.

Sapp began his athletic career in high school playing football at Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. On February 10, 2007 it was announced by the United Kingdom's Cage Rage promotion that Sapp would appear on its Cage Rage 21 event on April 21, facing Gary Turner. Sapp received intense striking during the first round and was taken down at the second, but he reversed Osunaarashi as they fell and gained top position, from which he controlled the rest of the round. Use an Android phone or Google Chrome for desktop? US, Its Never Too Late to Start Martial Arts,, STREETBEEFS TITLE MATCH | BABY HULK vs VIKING (, Alex Pereira Puts Khamzat Chimaev On Blast: Hes A Coward Seeking Attention, Kayla Harrison Hints At A Move Away From PFL: I Want The Big Fights, Paddy Pimblett, Molly McCann Defend UFC Over Fighter Pay Critics, Michael Chandler Claims He And Conor McGregor Is The Biggest Fight In All MMA, Dustin Jacoby Hails Alex Pereira As No. [10] Once the fight came around, all while under a television viewership of 19.8%,[10] Sapp surprised the crowd when he started dominating Hoost effectively through his already known charging strategy. "[28] Mirko Cro Cop, who would defeat Sapp in K-1, was quoted as, "It was the craziest fight I've ever seen. The event in Las Vegas would not end without more controversy, as the victorious Sapp got in a verbal confrontation with former boxing Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson, who was sitting at ringside. Sapp lost the bout via TKO in the first round. "I've had low points in my career, now this is a high point and I am enjoying it! "[30] Sapp himself was praised by his performance, to the extent Pride commentators Stephen Quadros and Bas Rutten speculating he could become a major fighter with only more training. He is known there as a gaijin tarento (foreign-born talent).

Street Beefs is an outdoor backyard fighting organization and their gaining traction as Baby Hulk captured their mircoweight championship in impressive fashion. Although theyve been made famous by Miami, Floridas Kimbo Slice. a better fighter, however K-1 and Bob's priority was media exposure, so we accepted it and worked with it. Sapp played college football as a guard for the Washington Huskies with whom he won the Morris Trophy.

The intent of the club was originally for ex-convicts and recovering addicts. Baby Hulk is now part of the #mainevntmafia! with former yokozuna Akebono Taro, who was doing his debut. Although there was a distinctive height and reach advantage for Viking, Baby Hulk managed to close the distance. [14] His opponent was later confirmed to be Razor Ramon HG,[15] whom Sapp went on to defeat. MAIN-EVNT - KILL KIT - Black Out - Leggings, MAIN-EVNT - KILL KIT - Black Out - Sports bra, MAIN-EVNT - KILL KIT - Black Out - Shorts, MAIN-EVNT - KILL KIT - Black Out - Men's - 2-in-1 Training Shorts. "[48] As promised, Sapp won a prize of 5,000,000 yen and a place among the 16 fighters qualified for the K-1 World Grand Prix. FightTime , (). [42] The match itself, however, was short and intense.

How do I judge whether I have a successful fight? When Sapp returned to the kickboxing ring the next month, this time against Cyril Abidi and with K-1 chairman Kazuyoshi Ishii as a special referee, he scored his first kickboxing victory, cornering his opponent and unloading punches and hammerfists on him for the KO. After slowing down in the second and third rounds, where they exchanged kicks and punches, Sapp controlled him for a unanimous decision win, taking the victory at the tournament.[48]. [38] Tyson jumped on the ring after Sapp and caused a brief brawl, after which Sapp and him exchanged challenges for a bout between the two. 2010. I think I've proven I belong in K-1. [17][18], At a NJPW event on December 20, 2012, Toru Yano announced that Sapp would represent the villainous Chaos stable on January 4, 2013, at Wrestle Kingdom 7 in Tokyo Dome. When it came to K-1, at the time, when everyone at K-1 was doing well, they get paid significantly enough to have you go into that ring, and hey, any kind of injury you get, they are going to pay.

Sapp looked to defend from the bottom and at one point pursued a heel hook, transitioned into a toehold, but the Japanese escaped to his feet and started delivering soccer kicks with his wrestling shoes to Sapp's head. Sapp was dropped with a body shot, stood back up but was then finished with body shots followed by couple of right hooks. [11] He first appeared in Wrestle-1, a copromotion between K-1 and AJPW, where he faced Mutoh's alter ego The Great Muta in November 2002. Sapp then returned to Japan on New Year's Eve 2008 and defeated Akihito Tanaka via first-round TKO. Well never sell your personal information. Sapp defeated him after pinning him with a diving headbutt. To this day, skilled MMA hopefuls square off against each other in a makeshift octagon, no canvas needed. [31], A month later, hoping to capitalize on the success of Sapp and others, K-1 made a new fighting division called "Beast" (Sapp's nickname), which featured superheavyweights fighters such as Choi Hong-man. The fighters went back and forth for the rest of the assault, until a drained Sapp finally managed to corner Hoost and overwhelm him with unanswered haymakers.

AMC Fight Nights 113: - , Dana White's Contender Series 2022: 1, Dana White's Contender Series 2022: 2, Dana White's Contender Series 2022: 3, Dana White's Contender Series 2022: 4, Dana White's Contender Series 2022: 5, Dana White's Contender Series 2022: 6, Dana White's Contender Series 2022: 7, Dana White's Contender Series 2022: 8, Dana White's Contender Series 2022: 9, Dana White's Contender Series 2022: 10. Hey guys its the new year and for the first episode of 2021 we had to make it special. [4] Sapp has a combined fight record of 24391, mostly fighting in Japan. [10] This victory led to many other wrestlers to suggest to take their chance against Sapp, among them Yuji Nagata and Takayama himself, but the American refrained from participating. [58], Sapp was scheduled to fight at K1 Dynamite!! Replaced. With Sapp's former opponent Akebono in attendance, Karaev surprised the American with aggression and a quick takedown to mount, but Sapp managed to get out after a failed rear naked choke attempt and hold his own mount for a longer time. [] These small organizations that you see that look so wonderful, they pay none of your bills if you get hurt, period. Despite being dedicated to mixed martial arts at the moment, Cro Cop had accepted the bout due to a lack of fighters willing to matchup with Sapp after his 2002 performance.

No. On February 11, 2012, Sapp debuted for the Asian ONE Fighting Championship promotion. When asked about it, Sapp denied he was throwing fights, and claimed he was doing this routine to collect quick paychecks in a late career he did not deem economically worthy to risk his health. On May 13, 2006, Sapp was to headline the K-1 show in the Netherlands against Ernesto Hoost, in which Hoost had stated that it was to be his last match in the Netherlands before his retirement. The next month, this time under K-1 rules, he fought Dutch champion Remy Bonjasky at the first round of the 2003 K-1 World Grand Prix. [32] The latter was expected to win thanks to his experience and technical superiority despite being outweighed by over 100 pounds, but Sapp claimed he would not need more than the first round to defeat Hoost, thus setting up an anticipated matchup. Thank you for helping to keep the podcast database up to date. He spent two seasons with the Vikings and only played in one game. [30] He would need urgent surgery to repair the damage.

Sapp was defeated by him, breaking his winning streak in professional wrestling. This week I had David "Baby Hulk" Wilson on the show. Backyard street fights have been around for a very long time. [5] He is currently working sporadically for various MMA promotions in the U.S., Japan, and Europe. Press the space key then arrow keys to make a selection. 26 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the, WWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), This page was last edited on 13 July 2022, at 14:10. [34] Sapp declared he would finish him in one round again. He was set to battle Shinichi Suzukawa on New Year's Eve in a Pancrase-style matchup, but pulled out at the last minute due to contract disputes. [6], Sapp was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the third round (69th overall) of the 1997 NFL Draft.

song used was "Rocket man" by Sir Elton John, It was so rad having Mac on the show this week. [38][6] In a marked contrast to Japan, American audiences booed Sapp.[6]. It was soon announced by K-1 that the match was in talks, with Tyson considering training with kickboxing coach Jacob Duran in case the bout was hosted under K-1 rules. [63][64][65], Sapp announced his retirement in April 2014 citing that he'd paid off big medical bills and will be retiring with several million dollars in savings (including money doing work outside of fights).[66].

To wrap our day of NFL draft coverage, something that we've enjoyed being able to Wilmington, North Carolina, United States, NFL Draft 2012 First Round Results - Chandler Jones Taken By New England Patriots At #21. Sapp lost the fight by KO within 20 seconds in the first round by a knee to the liver. [10] The bout would be a more even affair, however, as although Sapp looked to use his familiar strategy, this time Hoost scored a knockdown through two well placed body blows and survived the first round. Though Tamura was a highly respected fighter who held wins over the likes of Pat Miletich, Jeremy Horn and Renzo Gracie, he was giving up 150lbs to his foe and was quickly overwhelmed by the much larger American, succumbing to strikes just 11 seconds into the bout. On October 16, 2007, Sapp made a surprise appearance at Hustle's Korakuen Hall event, attacking Razor Ramon HG and his partner Wataru Sakata. He returned in September 2018 at Rizin 13, where he fought former sumo Osunaarashi. On October 6, Sapp stood in for an injured Gegard Mousasi to face Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou in the semi-finals at Dream 11. Hoost followed on this tactic at the second, but Sapp eventually stunned him and knocked him down in return via repeated arm clubs to the head. Robert Malcolm Sapp (born September 22, 1973)[2][3] is an American mixed martial artist, kickboxer, professional wrestler, actor, and former American football player. Although the debutant Kim, clad in a full judogi, managed to cut Sapp with an early punch, the American swiftly overpowered him and knocked him out to punches in a minute. [51] USE CODE FLASH10. Sapp fought in the main event of the Super Fight League's inaugural event, SFL 1, against James Thompson on March 11, 2012. [6], Bob Sapp's professional wrestling career started in NWA Wildside in 2001, before he was quickly contracted by World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as a developmental wrestler. [23] After training for six months in United States in the AMC Pankration and Team Quest gyms,[6] he would be sent to mixed martial arts company Pride Fighting Championship, which had expressed interest on him too, in order to make his professional debut first under such rules. Bonkasky kept landing through the second, knocking Sapp down with a combination, but Sapp answered by pushing him to the ground and landing a heavy illegal punch. His greatest in-ring success, though, would come in his match over K-1 legend Ernesto Hoost.

Sumyaabazar ended up passing his guard, but Sapp reversed and captured his back, almost closing a rear naked choke, Sumyaabazar had to abandon the match before the second round due to a groin injury.

He went to dominate an uneventful last round for a unanimous decision and his first MMA win in nearly nine years.

Although defined by his brute strength, Sapp's wins over opponents such as Yoshihiro Takayama and Stefan Gamlin showed that he did possess a knowledge of basic submission techniques. 2012 FightTime.Ru. Sapp had a rematch against Akebono with shoot boxing rules on December 31, 2015 at Rizin Fighting Federation Grand Prix event. I saw some of his fights, he was fighting in Europe. If you like rad interviews then this is the podcast for you! Ninety-nine percent of the fights he lost here in Europe, he could've kicked their asses easily.

Follow @soccer6league on Instagram to see league updates, merch, and much more! Meet Baby Hulk.. In 2008, Sapp began to participate in WWA, a pro wrestling organization in South Korea. The second would see Sapp uncharacteristically standing still and inviting his opponent to charge at him, which he capitalized on to knock down Hori with hooks before finishing him. He fought and lost to Bobby Lashley at Ultimate Chaos in Biloxi, Mississippi, on June 27, 2009, due to first round tapout from strikes. [39] However, Tyson's status as a convicted felon made him unable to get a visa to fight in Japan where the fight would have been most profitable. After his falling out with K-1, Sapp began to get offers from World Wrestling Entertainment as well as Total Nonstop Action Wrestling to work with them, but his K-1 contract prohibited him from going through with any return to the ring.

As Bonjasky refused to continue after the strike, Sapp was disqualified. He almost broke his spine. David is an mma fighter who is making his mark in street beefs, and in armature fight organizations. Battling in the grass, these backyard brawlers display the skillsets that will hopefully get them noticed by professional MMA organizations. The organization was started by Chris Scarface Wilmore. After arriving to Japan, Sapp debuted in Pride as a K-1 representative against former professional wrestler and longtime Fighting Network RINGS competitor Yoshihisa Yamamoto, who he finished by TKO at 2:44 of the first round by way of wild hooks. [24] Sapp lost by disqualification in 1:30 when he pushed Nakasako to the corner, threw him to the ground and rained illegal strikes on him until being restrained by ring crew. [24] Sapp competed under both rulesets indistinctly for the rest of his career, usually for the promotion K-1. 77-72103 29.12.2017. [6] The UFC fighter tried to return the favor, but Sapp was already en route to overpower him and finally rendered him KO with an unchecked rabbit punch. He attacked Akebono with low kicks and punching combinations to the head and body, knocking him down twice before finishing him by KO at 2:58. He followed by some team matches along with Nakamura and AJPW's Keiji Mutoh, but his main push would come in his singles career. Since his last matches for K-1 in 2007, Sapp continued his career for small promotions in a limited, non-competitive in-ring way that was described as throwing fights. "[6], Sapp's first defeat came at his fourth match, pitted against former K-1 champion Mirko Cro Cop on March 30, 2003. Search past episodes of Full-time Issues with Jonny Bolen. The Brazilian seized an armbar and, although Sapp blocked it, he had no left energy to resist and had to concede the hold and the match. He is currently under contract with Rizin Fighting Federation. [46] After this sound loss, Sapp lost again in a two-round fight against Ray Sefo. [29][36] A worn Sapp forfeited his place in the tournament due to exhaustion and an injured hand,[23] being ironically replaced by Hoost himself, who went to win the cup. I don't know the reasons why, but we did our best to make him fight. document.getElementById( "ak_js_1" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() ); Founded in 2009, provides UFC News daily MMA News, Fight Results, Street Fights, MM Rumors, Interviews, Analysis and complete coverage of the MMA sports. [19] At the event, Sapp teamed with Yano, Takashi Iizuka and Yujiro Takahashi in an eight-man tag team match, where they were defeated by Akebono, Manabu Nakanishi, MVP and Strong Man. Ologun was unable to mount any effective offense as he was quickly run down and overpowered by Sapp in the first round. After that, it was all she wrote. Hellish elbows and big punches were dropped to get the TKO victory. Davids gym: @pcsportsperformance @saltydog_jiujitsu, song used is "Where is my mind" by the Pixies. They say fight business, and I am in the business of making money.

The Pride champion then accepted to fight Sapp as a replacement, noting that "nobody wanted to fight Sapp, and some other Pride fighters already had their fights matched. [31] Both Sapp and Cro Cop later talked about rematching under MMA rules,[37][31] but this never came to fruition. HAPPENING NOW! The combined popularity of Sapp and Akebono attracted a crowd of 45,000 to the Nagoya Dome and granted the event a 43% viewership (roughly 54 million of the 127 million people in Japan at the time), making it the first time a combat sports event outdrew the NHK music festival Khaku Uta Gassen, Japan's traditionally biggest New Year's Eve show.

Also, they feature wheelchair boxing, and jiu-jitsu matches in boxing hand wrap. No. He just wanted to lose the fight.[30]. Their fight reached a 24.5 rating in TV. The act caused a brawl on the ring when the cornermen jumped in, but Sapp was surprisingly received with cheers from the crowd. Get your official fan shirt right here! Mac has coached multiple teams, runs an amazing sunday league, is in a band, and much more. The fight was with both Mixed Martial Arts and K-1 rules. In one of their latest videos, Street Beefs crowned its new Microweight Champion. He would try to bounce back by participating in the Hustle Grand Prix 2008, but he was shockingly eliminated by Osaka Pro Wrestling representative Zeus after having beaten Tiger Jeet Singh. [34], At the ending of 2002, Sapp fought professional wrestler Yoshihiro Takayama at the Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye event. The American methodically dismantled Tomihira, scoring two consecutive knockdowns in the first seconds and almost finishing him in the last ones with a cornering barrage. Sapp returned to Japan in September, facing another superheavyweight, Stefan Gamlin, under MMA rules at K-1 Japan Grand Prix 2003. He was drafted in the third round of the 1997 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears with whom he played for one season seeing no game action before playing with the Minnesota Vikings for another two seasons, only playing in one game. On October 26, 2009, Sapp captured the WWA Heavyweight title by defeating Lee Wang-pyo.

However, Wrestle-1 was discontinued before the tournament could win. [8], Sapp's second Pride match was against two-time RINGS Openweight Champion Kiyoshi Tamura. He signed with the Minnesota Vikings after being released by the Bears. Sapp faced Jrme Le Banner in a special mixed rules match, in which first and third rounds would be under regular K-1 rules and under MMA rules the second and fourth. In the post-event interview, Greco praised Sapp's dedication, while Sapp himself gave a speech about his tenure. [citation needed], Sapp was said to go up against Mike Tyson in a 8 round exhibition boxing match, however no personal terms were agreed and Tyson fought Roy Jones Jr. If it is the first time you login, a new account will be created automatically. [33] After the round, the ring doctor declared Hoost was unable to continue due to cuts, and Sapp was ultimately deemed winner while Hoost collapsed visibly in his corner, fulfilling his previous prediction. [27], The fight received critical acclaim by reviewers, with website Ichiban Puroresu calling it "an awesome fight"[11] and "better drama than any fight this year,"[29] Keith Vargo commenting that "victory and defeat were changing sides so fast that either man could have won any moment,"[27] and Scott Newman opining it was "probably the best heavyweight fight [he had] ever seen in fact. On January 27, 2018, Sapp faced Selcuk Ustabasi at MFC 24. Sapp looked to repeat the technique, but Nogueira managed to avoid it and momentarily ready Sapp for an unsuccessful armbar. [38] Controversy happened before the second, as referee Nobuaki Kakuda seemed to be deliberately giving Sapp time to recover, but the match continued anyway.

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Sapp tapped out due to a Thompson takedown that caused a leg injury to Sapp in the first round. [68] Unlike his usual performances, he won the fight by technical decision.

Until he was ultimately able to secure a double leg. If you want to get hurt for a small amount of money in a fight, we call that the military. In the latest Street Beefs installment, David Baby Hulk Wilson battered Viking to become the new Street Beefs Micrcoweight Champion. The fight got a lot of publicity in Swedish and international press, but ended with an anticlimax when Sapp's corner threw in the towel after only 45 seconds, after Kruth hit Sapp with a knee to the liver. The American chased a covered up Bonjasky through the ring while scoring punches and knees, but his opponent eventually bypassed his defense and landed a sharp roundhouse kick to end the first round. "[60] Sapp claims he refused to fight after promoters were contracted to pay him $30,000 for the fight, but Tanikawa only offered him $15,000 after he arrived in Japan for the event.[61].

On July 24, 2011, Sapp made his debut for Dramatic Dream Team (DDT) at Rygoku Peter Pan 2011, using a "Beast will fight for money" gimmick. Sapp was defeated at the 55-second mark of the first round by TKO after receiving an unanswered amount of punches. It was reported WWE was considering an angle between Sapp and Chris Benoit in case they managed to clear his contract out, but they were unsuccessful. Each time Viking threw a kick, Hulk neutralized the strike and advanced closer. The two exchanged taunts and attacks on the weeks leading to the match, with Sapp ultimately winning after executing his finishing move, the Beast Bomb,[9] on the ringside, where he left Nakanishi to be counted out. Sapp faced the South African fighter Jan "The Giant" Nortje at the Strikeforce: At The Dome event in Tacoma, Washington, at the Tacoma Dome on February 23, 2008. Sapp was next going to face Stav Economou at BAMMA 5,[57] but the event was canceled due to extreme weather conditions.

[16] In a comedy match, he was defeated by Danshoku Dino, a wrestler with a homosexual character, being pinned after a kiss and a Gaydo Clutch. [10], Sapp balanced his NJPW appearances with similar ventures in All Japan Pro Wrestling, where he intruded to challenge Bill Goldberg and Keiji Mutoh. [27][11], Sapp opened the match almost finishing Nogueira in mere seconds, as the latter charged with a takedown only to be lifted and slammed onto his head. By pushing Hoost against the ring's corners and unloading punches there with all of his strength, Sapp controlled the entire the first round, and still landed controversially three more punches after the bell sounded. Under the agreed upon rules, the fight was declared a draw. Sapp stated interest in fighting Fedor Emelianenko after he won the Pride Heavyweight Championship from Nogueira, which Emelianenko accepted, though joking he would have to gain 70kg to face Sapp in even terms.

Put this image on your website to promote the show -, Full-Time Issues Episode 22 David "Baby Hulk" Wilson, Full-time issues Episode 26 Christian and Zach THE BOYS, Full-Time Issues Episode 23 Jake Valentine, Report inappropriate content or request to remove this page. [26], In a show held by both Pride and K-1 called "Dynamite", Sapp faced then Pride champion Antnio Rodrigo Nogueira. Sapp was later put into a tag team with fellow superheavyweight Monster Bono, but a falling out between the two due to miscommunications in the ring led Sapp to attack Bono with a chair. After defeating Razor Ramon RG in his debut match for the company, it was announced that he would wrestle at the Hustlemania Yokohama Arena event. [70] Although the article included an apology message supposedly sent by him, Sapp did not make public comments about the accusation.[71]. However, the division was stopped after two events due to disappointing reviews and gate takes. Taking his turn, Sapp started punishing him with ground and pound through the Brazilian's guard, nullifying his armlocks by sheer strength and landing powerbombs every time Nogueira tried his trademark triangle choke. This time Sapp increased his aggression and came near to finishing Hori early with a barrage of punches and a cut, but the Japanese resisted and kept him at bay with high kicks towards the end of the first round.

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