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Sapp returned to Japan in September, facing another superheavyweight, Stefan Gamlin, under MMA rules at K-1 Japan Grand Prix Despite being outweighed by the first time in his career, Sapp won in with a guillotine choke.
He continued challenging Tyson, claiming he would knock him out with high kicks, and also proposed a matchup against Francois Botha.
The next month, this time under K-1 rules, he fought Dutch champion Remy Bonjasky at the first round of the K-1 World Grand Prix.
The match started with Bonjasky, famous for his flying knees and kicks, almost falling out the ring when Sapp threw him on the ropes in response to such attacks.
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.
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.
As Bonjasky refused to continue after the strike, Sapp was disqualified. At the end of the year, Sapp was involved in a highly publicized matchup at K-1 Premium with former yokozuna Akebono Taro, who was doing his debut.
The match itself, however, was short and intense. Though outweighed by over pounds, Sapp had the advantage at experience and stamina, allowing him endure Akebono's initially energetic sumo pushes in order to counterattack.
He attacked Akebono with low kicks and punching combinations to the head and body, knocking him down twice before finishing him by KO at After defeating Akebono, Sapp engaged in another verbal exchange with Mike Tyson about a possible match, although nothing came from it.
In , riding his success in K-1, Sapp made his professional wrestling debut for New Japan Pro Wrestling NJPW. Introduced as a member of chairman Antonio Inoki's army of fighters, Sapp replaced an injured Yoshihiro Takayama in his October 14 match against Manabu Nakanishi.
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, on the ringside, where he left Nakanishi to be counted out.
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.
Sapp balanced his NJPW appearances with similar ventures in All Japan Pro Wrestling, where he intruded to challenge Bill Goldberg and Keiji Mutoh.
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 Sapp defeated him after pinning him with a diving headbutt.
He returned to the event in January , where he wrestled his kickboxing rival Ernesto Hoost, yet this time Sapp lost after Hoost's cornerman Johann Vos intervened in the bout.
In , after Sapp was released from WCW, he was picked up by FX for its amateur boxing show The Toughman Competition. Sapp was pitted against William "The Refrigerator" Perry as a pro wrestling representative and, despite not having any prior boxing experience, won by knocking out Perry in round 2.
Then Sapp's friend and trainer Sam Greco showed his match to Kazuyoshi Ishii, chairman of Japanese kickboxing promotion K Ishii then invited Sapp to Japan in order to start a career on the rings, seeing a combination of great potential and great marketability in him.
After training for six months in United States in the AMC Pankration and Team Quest gyms, 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.
Sapp competed under both rulesets indistinctly or the rest of his career, usually for the promotion K—1. His greatest in-ring success, though, would come in his match over K-1 legend Ernesto Hoost.
They first met at the K-1 World Grand Prix Final Elimination on October 5, , where Sapp replaced an injured Cro Cop in his bout against Hoost.
The latter was expected to win thanks to his experience and technical superiority despite being outweighed by over pounds, but Sapp claimed he would not need more than the first round to defeat Hoost, thus setting up an anticipated matchup.
Once the fight came around, all while under a television viewership of 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.
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.
Two months later, Sapp was slated to fight Semmy Schilt at K-1 World Grand Prix Final, but an injury suffered by the latter granted Hoost his second chance as a replacement.
Sapp declared he would finish him in one round again. 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.
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.
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.
At this point, referee Nobuaki Kakuda stopped the fight and gave Sapp the win. Those last seconds were a new source of controversy, as while Hoost was receiving continuous punishment, the stoppage still happened before he fell down.
A worn Sapp forfeited his place in the tournament due to exhaustion and an injured hand, being ironically replaced by Hoost himself, who went to win the cup.
At the ending of , Sapp fought professional wrestler Yoshihiro Takayama at the Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye event.
After rushing Takayama to the ground as usual, Sapp proved he had his own way with basic submissions by transitioning to an armbar from mount, making the wrestler tap out.
Their fight reached a It is unclear at the moment as to why, but Sapp pulled out of the event midway through the show.
K-1 issued a statement claiming Sapp pulled out due to new demands he brought to promoters during the show. Sapp disagreed with K-1's account of events,  claiming the promotion had tried to delay his payment without any contractual safety.
However, he did participate in 's K-1 event in the Amsterdam Arena , fighting as a replacement for Remy Bonjasky against Peter Aerts. Sapp lost the fight by KO within 20 seconds in the first round by a knee to the liver.
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.
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.
Ologun was unable to mount any effective offense as he was quickly run down and overpowered by Sapp in the first round. Since his last matches for K-1 in , Sapp continued his career for small promotions in a limited, non-competitive in-ring way that was described as throwing fights.
He would step into the ring after great amounts of promotion, often against upcoming stars and heavily promoted local fighters, only to turtle down and tap out in a few seconds.
I saw some of his fights, he was fighting in Europe. Why he didn't do that? To me, it looked like he was doing that with some intention.
He just wanted to lose the fight. 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.
Will I go into that ring and receive large amounts of damage for small paychecks? 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.
If you want to get hurt for a small amount of money in a fight, we call that the military. So you know what?
They say fight business, and I am in the business of making money. How do I judge whether I have a successful fight? Success is judged by the measure of improvement.
The measure of improvement in business is money. On February 10, 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.
The move was partly a retaliatory one, as the UFC had chosen to run its first British show in years that same night at the Manchester Evening News Arena, headlined by Mirko Cro Cop , Andrei Arlovski and British star Michael Bisping.
Though Cage Rage promoter Andy Geer said that the UFC show would not affect ticket sales for CR21, the signing of Sapp was a clear sign that the company knew it would need a superstar draw in order to successfully compete with the American promotion.
A few days before the event Bob Sapp pulled out of the scheduled fight. On short notice, Tank Abbott stepped in for Sapp and lost to Gary Turner.
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, Sapp was defeated at the second mark of the first round by TKO after receiving an unanswered amount of punches.
Sapp then returned to Japan on New Year's Eve and defeated Akihito Tanaka via first-round TKO. Sapp lost to Japanese Ikuhisa Minowa at Dream 9 on May 26, ,  due to Achilles lock.
He fought and lost to Bobby Lashley at Ultimate Chaos in Biloxi, Mississippi , on June 27, , due to first round tapout from strikes. On October 6, Sapp stood in for an injured Gegard Mousasi to face Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou in the semi-finals at Dream On November 27, Sapp fought against Swedish K-1 veteran Jörgen Kruth.
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.
Sapp was next going to face Stav Economou at BAMMA 5 ,  but the event was canceled due to extreme weather conditions. Sapp was scheduled to fight at K1 Dynamite!!
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.
I don't know the reasons why, but we did our best to make him fight. He just said he didn't want to. This is typical [of Sapp].
On February 11, , Sapp debuted for the Asian ONE Fighting Championship promotion. He faced Rolles Gracie at ONE Fighting Championship: Battle of Heroes in Jakarta, Indonesia and lost via submission to strikes in the first round.
Sapp fought in the main event of the Super Fight League 's inaugural event, SFL 1 , against James Thompson on March 11, Sapp tapped out due to a Thompson takedown that caused a leg injury to Sapp in the first round.
Sapp was dropped with a body shot, stood back up but was then finished with body shots followed by couple of right hooks.
Sapp announced his retirement in April 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.
Returning to kickboxing after a nearly two-year hiatus, Sapp appeared at Fight Night Saint Tropez on August 4, in Saint Tropez , France. On January 27, , Sapp faced Selcuk Ustabasi at MFC Sapp lost the bout via TKO in the first round.
Sapp had a rematch against Akebono with shoot boxing rules on December 31, at Rizin Fighting Federation Grand Prix event.
He returned in September at Rizin 13, where he fought former sumo Osunaarashi. 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.
He went to dominate an uneventful last round for a unanimous decision and his first MMA win in nearly nine years.
In December , it was reported in Japanese newspaper Shukan Bunshun that a woman claiming to be Sapp's girlfriend accused him of domestic violence.
She provided photographs of the alleged injuries and told how she had been abused by Sapp for six years.
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Legend - Emelianenko vs. Bushido Lithuania - vol. KSW 19 - Pudzianowski vs. Accel - Vol. K-1 - Dynamite!! K-1 - Premium Dynamite!! Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye - K-1 vs.Bob Sapp is an American actor, wrestler, kickboxer and martial artist. From his childhood days, he was a football lover and has earned his first award from his school. B started his career as a wrestler, and soon, Bob developed himself as a Tarzan, which is very important for him as a wrestler. Bob Sapp: Pos: G, Career: 1 G, Vikings , born CO Robert Malcolm “Bob” Sapp was born on the 22nd September , in Colorado Springs, Colorado USA, and is a man of many talents, since his career has varied from mixed martial arts to kick boxing and acting. In the past he was also an American Football player for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football . Bob Sapp began his athletic career in college football as a standout offensive lineman for the University of Washington, where he won the Morris Award. Expected by some to get high notice from pro scouts in the NFL Draft, he slipped to the third round before being chosen by the Chicago Bears 69th overall. Robert Malcolm "Bob" Sapp born September 22, ] is an American professional wrestler, actor, comedian and former American football player best known for his career as a kick boxer and mixed martial artist. He is under contract with Rizin Fighting Federation. Sapp has a combined fight record of , mostly fighting in Japan.