Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by All the gear and no idea, Jun 26, 2019.
Bob Sapp would maul Wilder in a limited rules match.
Cro cop is a god
Na vs Nogueira Sapp did ok. He threw Nog around like a rag doll and for someone with so little experience he did well in that fight. That was what a year before the Mirko fight.
I would say one of Sapp's worst performances was v Fujita.
I thought he won both Hoost fights fairly, or as fairly as the rules of K-1 typically allow. That second win really annoyed me actually. Hoost had him beat, yet again, then gets himself trapped in the corner and pummelled into submission. Sapp then withdraws from the tourney due to exhaustion and Hoost goes on to jammy his way to a fourth GP win over an injured Le Banner (permanently screwing le Banner's power hand up in the process). Total shambles of a tournament, and one of the most disappointing GPs I've seen.
Overeem is even more gassy than Joshua, that's true. He's kind of similar in his mix of physicality and skills though, with a bit more leaning towards the physicality than Joshua.
Hari I don't think would have made it in boxing unless his handlers did some serious Wilder-level ducking and dodging. He definitely possessed a similar level of danger to opponents though, and generally just didn't GAF. Of K-1 guys I think the ones with the best potential to have made it in boxing were Mike Bernardo and Jerome le Banner. Bernardo actually won a minor belt, the WBF, before moving back to K-1. He was very dangerous though. One of those glass cannons that South Africa routinely used to spit out every couple of years.
Hoost certainly did himself no favors in those fights with how he fought but Sapp still go away with a lot of rabbit punches, holding and hitting etc. Not sure if he would have won cleanly.
Agreed with Bernardo and Lebanner bring the best boxing representatives of K-1 think both could have easily been HW contenders had they fully dedicated themselves and with the right backing. Look how well Skelton did at British-European level even briefly mixing it up at the world stage. He wasn't anywhere near as good as Bernardo or Lebanner. Cro Cop was a pretty good boxer as well. As was Hoost.
Nog stylistically would have had a difficult time against Sapp