After three long years away from the fight game, The Beast is back... although perhaps not better than ever.
China's Road Fighting Championship has lured Bob Sapp out of retirement to face the enigmatic future star in the making (at least according to ROAD FC) Aorigele. If that name sounds familiar, he's the one who got KO'd in that insanely WTF-inducing openweight bout against Hong Man Choi.
Unfortunately though, this comeback fight as classic late-career Bob Sapp, in the worst way possible. Give it a watch here (it's not long):
Standing 6'5'' tall, and weighing in at around 350 lbs of chiseled physique, Bob Sapp was always a physical marvel. However, he never quite lived up to his athletic potential.
He had a big debut in PRIDE (pardon the pun), winning his first two by first round KO. He then nearly stopped MMA legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, tossing him about the ring like a rag doll. Sapp was ultimately submitted in the second round, but it was still a very impressive performance (if not in skill, at least in raw physical talent).
After racking up a respectable 9-2-1 record in pro MMA though, things began to slide though, and he won just two of his next six. Following a disastrous 12 fight losing streaking, Bob Sapp finally called it quits... or so we thought.
With yet another defeat under his belt (this marks nine first round losses in as many years), perhaps now Bob Sapp will hang up his gloves for good?