Bob Sapp denies throwing fights

by Shaun Al-Shatti | source:

"Am I throwing these fights? No. Will I go into that ring and receive large amounts of damage for small paychecks? No," Sapp vehemently explained on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour.

"I will receive no damage to my body that will be long-lasting for a small, insignificant amount of cash. I think we've now seen that with examples in the NFL, and the fact that some of these guys are coming back and saying ‘hey, we want some money, we have brain damage.' I'm getting paid well underneath what a professional boxer would, or Manny Pacquiao. So in no means ever will I sustain long-lasting damage for a small paycheck. Never will that happen."

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ChaosOverkill site profile image  

6/1/12 8:24 PM by ChaosOverkill

lol 'Lyin' Bob Sapp

lookoutawhale site profile image  

6/1/12 8:21 PM by lookoutawhale

yeah and the wackiest thing is Sapp has probably made more money losing these past few years than a lot of UFC fighters that are winning. Its like Maple Leaf Wrestling back in the day. Sapp is just there to make the local guy into a hero and provides a service to uneducated mma crowds who are in awe of super huge guys. A small guy could never pull off what Bob is doing. This can only happen at HW. By mid june he will have had 6 "fights" already and at 40, 000 a pop hes made $240, 000 without taking a scratch. If he can continue this pace he could make half a million in being a professional punching bag.

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6/1/12 7:27 PM by duckhuntgangsta

I 100% agree. People trying to claim it's making a mockery of the sport are wrong. It makes a mockery of that promotion at best, and for sure makes a mockery of Sapp, but we already knew that. I have to say it's a good deal for the promotion. If I paid 40k to fight Bob Sapp I can gauruntee you you'd know my name. Regardless of my actual skill level, I'd be higher on your Radar. Kind of like that guy with the funny last name who fought Herschal Walker.   

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6/1/12 4:02 PM by Mdot50


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6/1/12 3:45 PM by lookoutawhale

Heard the interview last night and i gotta say its quite interesting and he does have a point. Says these smaller shows dont pay for hospital charges and so he doesnt want to get super hurt who dont care if he gets hurt anyways. Its pretty true and an interesting niche hes made for himself. Why should he put in effort if these orgnizations keep paying him 30-40 grand a fight? I dont think he throws a fight but his threshold for pain is lowered now. He goes with the intent to win but the basically throws in the towel when the going gets tough. But its his size that sells fight realistically not his lack of talent. Says hes doing this for the money and then just wants to cash out. I respect the guys honesty on where hes coming from on this. If there is a sucker out there willing to pay him this much money to put in a rock bottom amount of effort in fights then he might as well just keep doing his thing.

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5/24/12 11:42 AM by Havok33

I listened to this debacle yesterday and was thoroughly entertained. Although now I've got "The BEAST, Huh Huh Huh!" stuck in my brain. I don't speak Japanese, but it seems like Sapp has adopted the cadence of Japanese speech.

Combat Vette site profile image  

5/23/12 5:01 PM by Combat Vette

"I'm getting paid well underneath what a professional boxer would, or Manny Pacquiao." Oh ok

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5/23/12 12:46 PM by mclay


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5/23/12 1:49 AM by demonbasketball04

TRUTH.Fuck Bob Sapp.

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5/22/12 11:49 PM by catgobling

this shit always pisses me off. face to face bob sapp wouldnt hit ariel. first off hes a pro fighter so a judge would throw the book at him. ariel would be able sue for a hefty amount, certainly worth it. ariel's popularity would sky-rocket, and he would be better off from it. wtf is the downside of calling bob sapp on his shit to his face?