Chotto Matte Tsubaki sama…
I am a huge Bob Sapp fan, and in fact everyone knows he’s my hero (mainly because wo both look alike, only his 370 lbs is all muscle and mine is…well uh, nevermind) My friendjust sent me the Gong issue with him on the cover (when he fought in Inoki Boombaye)
The gym I train at and the gym Bob is from (AMC Pankration Seattle) actullay has a relation by one of the founders (Haru Shimanishi) so my coach has met Bob a few times and tells some funny ass stories about him (like once when he fixed Chanko Nabe, Bob and Josh Barnett ate the whole thing up by themselves)
For people who do sogokakutogi and Kickboxing, he’s quite well known espically after his over Ernesto Hoost. In fact a lot of Mixed Martial Arts sites have a lot to say about him, fans and pro’s alike. Some like me are fans, but others don’t take him seioursly and say he’d be cannon fodder for the liks of Rico Rodriguez or a good UFC Heavyweight (however most of these same people think Pride is just one big “circus”)
As for why Bob is so “ninki” mainly because his image has changed. When he first burst on the scene as a 380 lb black monster, he actullay scarred (and at the same time awed) the Japanese fans. But now, he’s been doing comedy shows and even some of the girls think he is kawaii now.