Posted On:11/20/2003 4:33am
Style: Karate, Wrestling
Don't remember there ever being a thread on this, and the article the quote is taken from is old news, but I decided to put this out anyway. I've heard it a few ways; that Bob Sapp, the kickboxer (and former football player), is Warren's brother/cousin/relative, but the quotes from Warren in the St. Pete Times (back when the Bucs played that game in Japan) would indicate that they're likely unrelated:
"If they ask me about (kickboxing star) Bob Sapp I might blow up. That dude is making money off my name. He played for the Bears a little bit. But he couldn't play."
"Oh, he played before?" Rice asked.
"He played for Washington. They broke our streak at the Orange Bowl," Sapp said, recalling the Huskies ending the University of Miami's 58-game home winning streak in 1994.
"He's an ultimate fighter. He's a champion," Rice reminded Sapp.
"He's beating up 5-foot-tall Japanese people," Sapp said. "This man don't whup nobody. You can't be that big and come to Japan. There's no people my size over here."
"Sumo wrestlers," Rice offers.
"Sumo wrestlers don't fight. They belly bump," Sapp said.
As a Bucs fan, I could only tolerate Sapp while he put up the numbers. But now that they suck again? For all I care, the friggin' primadonna could get Gruden fired too, then decide he'd rather beat up 5 foot tall Japanese men in K-1. Personally, I'd love to see Musashi smack him around.
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Posted On:11/20/2003 4:12pm
they are unrelated. any interview which has that question, they answer its not true. its espn and hasty writers who prematurely assume they are related b/c both are gigantic, black, football players who look similar and have the same last name (i can't deny it seems like all signs point to yes they are related...).
Neutral, or nearly so
Posted On:11/20/2003 4:17pm
Not related and I'd agree that Bob Sapp has gained noteriety/name recognition because of warren. That would piss anyone off.
Posted On:11/20/2003 9:01pm
I don't know if I can agree that Bob is making money because of Warren's last name. I mean, sure, he goes and beats up the Fridge on Toughman, but since then, he's been nowhere but Japan, doing K-1 and Pride. The most anyone this side of the pond knows about him (that is, people who only follow the occasional American MMA show) is that he's the guy what challenged Mike Tyson. When people in Japan look at Warren Sapp, they don't see a famous football player, they see a shorter, chubbier version of Bob Sapp that couldn't break through an offensive line made of plywood.
Posted On:11/21/2003 1:43am
HEh, I confused those two for a short while.
""Sumo wrestlers don't fight. They belly bump," Sapp said."
Says the football player?
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Posted On:11/21/2003 2:06am
agreed mercurius...bob sapp isn't making money off of his name at all. he's a celebrity in japan, not america.
Posted On:11/21/2003 11:51pm
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