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The Beast is Back

Lost in the shuffle is the fact that former Chicago Bears offensive lineman Bob “The Beast” Sapp is slated to return to MMA this Saturday during Strikeforce’s show at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash.

Sapp will fight Jan “The Giant” Nortje on the card’s main event. The show will be televised on HDNet starting at 10:30 p.m. ET.

Below are some quick Sapp videos that recently appeared on ESPN along with the entire card for this Saturday.

Sapp training…

Sapp memorabilia…

The complete card…

Bob Sapp vs. Jan “The Giant” Nortje
Maurice Smith vs. Rick Roufus
Brad Blackburn vs. Ray Perales
Steve Berger vs. Eddy Ellis
Jorge Masvidal vs. Ryan Healy
Andrew Pedersen vs. Mychal Clark
Zach Skinner vs. Scott Shaffer
Nathan Coy vs. Chris Davis
Joe Riggs vs. Cory Devela

Seeing Sapp fight again will be interesting. Also, Smith vs. Roufus is very intriguing. And I’m always entertained whenever Masvidal and Riggs compete. I know some of the other matchups may not offer a lot in the way of name recognition, but Strikeforce excels at matchmaking and my belief is that this will be a sleeper card.

  • glock says:

    It’s a sleeper alright. Roufus AND Riggs on the same card? that’s what I’ll be doing sleeping. The UFC must seem like OZ to those guys from that far down on the food chain .
    And Sapp? I guess the Washington state AC doesn’t drug test…

  • platypus says:

    sapp should NOT be lifting weights. dude we know you are strong. he should be grappling 24/7 and working on his takedowns. argh all the talent in the world and training like a strongman.

    please join ATT sapp, i wanna see you take yur career seriously !

  • Eric says:

    It’s not “lost in the shuffle,” it’s just an awful card that no one is paying attention to and the exact opposite of what Strikeforce should be doing if they want to grow.

  • Adam Morgan says:

    I wish I had HDNet and whatnot.

  • Jay K. says:

    After watching both videos the next line down reads.

    The complete card…

    Initially, I thought you were making a reference to Bob “Sapp Time” Sapp!


    Jay K.


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