Made in Japan: Bob Sapp destroys Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt in Arm Wrestling

Despite being on a neverending losing streak, Bob Sapp proved he’s still “The Beast”. Japanese TV is well-known for bringing MMA legends together to compete in Sumo and other exotic sports. This time it was arm wrestling, as Bob Sapp defeated top-ranked UFC Heavyweights Mark Hunt and Alistair Overeem. Sapp had no problems with Hunt and Overeem, but lost to Japanese Arm Wrestling champion in the grand finale of this all star tournament.

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    January 2, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    haha thanks for this

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    January 2, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Bob Sapp should arm wrestle Gary Goodridge.

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    January 2, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Actually pretty crazy how owned Sapp got by the arm wrestling champ.

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      January 2, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      Remember back to your first year of martial arts lessons when Sifu said "you can't just punch with your arms – you have to put your body behind it". Remember the whole point of Bruce Lee's "1 inch punch" – put your body into it. It's not an arm thing.

      Now watch the core involvement and body involvement in the arm wrestling champ's movement in the first 1/2 second compared to Sapp's. It starts in the last fraction of 27:04 and finishes before the end of 27:05.

      The secret is in how important the core / body is relative to the arm.

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    January 3, 2013 at 3:40 am

    You know Overeem was like " it's cool sapp, you got me, now try doing that on the octagon" lol

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    January 3, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Sapp wins against Overeem in arm wrestling, crying and being embarrassing contests… everything else he gets destroyed.

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