Those who have been following MMA for more than a few years might remember a time when super-heavyweight fighter Bob Sapp wasn’t the laughing stock of the sport, fighting the likes of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in PRIDE back in 2002.
Those days are long since gone however and now Sapp still manages to get booked to headline shows around the world, but is only interested in picking up his pay cheque, generally spending less than a minute in the cage before falling to the ground and tapping to phantom strikes.
Indeed that’s pretty much exactly what happened earlier today when, for some inexplicable reason, new Indian promotion ‘Super Fight League’ put him up against James Thompson, another heavyweight who’s had more losses than you’ve had hot dinners.
Nevertheless, we have managed to track down incredibly rare footage of Sapp actually landing a punch – something that we haven’t seen from him in roughly a decade. It didn’t happen in the cage though, it was delivered during the pre-fight weigh-ins yesterday.
Given the rarity of this moment we’re willing to overlook the fact that it was completely unintentional and that it was an SFL official who was the unfortunate victim.
You need to check the footage out for yourselves below to see how this all went down.