Now I used to hate sapp, I thought he was a joke who couldnt take a punch and had no place in real combat - he shoulda been a pro wrestler. Then I started looking at him from the japanese perspective. He's a great entertainer, he brings the spectacle of the fight to the whole japanese audience. He's a great test for japanese fighters too - they love to put people up against single quality tests - like can he beat an elite level grappler, an elite level striker, or a physical specimen. It's an honor thing that isnt about fighting but rather manhood. And you can't doubt that he's entertaining. Even if it's not the most glorious thing, you know theres a little spark inside of you that just gets ELATED when you see a normal(ish) size guy make a BEAST cringe, wince, and turn away in fear. It makes me feel like I could take over the damn world. Anyways this thread is where we can take a break from all the Sapp hate, and instead of looking at him as a martial artist, we can just look at him as a brawler. Because honestly, as much as I genuinely enjoy watching Machida, Maia, Kenflo and other true martial artists at work, theres a distinctly different, but just as enjoyable, aspect to watching thinks like the kimo/sapp fight. I mean when a guy is dazed, what is more fun to see him do, go for a single leg/ankle pick, or start throwing wild uncontrollable bombs?