Quinton Jackson has announced he wants to train with Bob Sapp. The two men are both Pride veterans and the former UFC middleweight champion has taken to Instagram to announce he wants to train with his fellow American in Thailand.
Jackson shared a photo of Sapp shirtless at the airport with a ‘Miss Thailand World 2021’ contestant:
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The 43 year old asked his 67,000 followers the following questions:
“I’m thinking i need to go train with Bob Sapp in Thailand.. fambo is 320lbs and ripped. I think it would make for a good YouTube show or something as well. Homeboy is funny af! What y’all think? Should I hit up my investors to make us a show?”
It is unclear what appeals to ‘Rampage’ the most, the fact that Sapp is in fantastic shape for his age or the fact that he is accompanied by a beauty contest winner. The UFC, Pride and Bellator veteran is currently Thailand to film a movie.
He visited a Muay Thai show in Bangkok and judging from the photos Jackson hasn’t managed to keep himself quite as fit as Sapp since retiring from the sport:
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Sapp and Jackson were both stars during the Pride era although the former enjoyed more sustained success. He reached the middleweight Grand Prix final twice, losing to Wanderlei Silva on both occasions.
Jackson famously beat Chuck Liddell in one of these tournaments. He would eventually go on to capture the Pride middleweight (205lbs) and the UFC light heavyweight titles by defeating the same opponent inside the octagon.
Jackson would go on to win the Bellator light heavyweight tournament and he will go down in history as one of the best 205lbs fighters of the century. He was last seen losing to Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator Japan and admitted afterwards he was struggling with his weight.
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Sapp also made his name with Pride although he didn’t enjoy the same success as ‘Rampage’. But the super heavyweight did face the likes of Ernesto Hoost, Mirko Crocop, Ray Sefo, Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, Jérôme Le Banner and Musashi during his days fighting in Japan.
What both men definitely have in common is that they are big personalities who are always good for a soundbite. Their entrances were often as impressive as their fights and Sapp and Jackson know exactly how to entertain an audience.
These days Sapp seems to be focused on securing a fight with Mike Tyson. You certainly can’t accuse him of lacking ambition although it is doubtful that he will be able to talk his way into that particular pay day.
The idea of them starting their own YouTube show in Thailand doesn’t exactly sound like a bad one though. We would definitely watch!