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'The Beast' is coming to America

Bob Sapp is larger than life. His K-1 battles and come-from-behind victories are the stuff of legends. Can "The Beast" make the transition from Japanese prizefighting ring to American cage?

Updated: February 21, 2008, 11:10 AM ET
By Ben Houser | Special to ESPN.com

Bob Sapp endorses more than 400 products. He's a wealthy guy and is hounded by the paparazzi incessantly … in Japan.

The K-1 legend, known simply as "The Beast", brings his charismatic alter ego to the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday when he makes his U.S. MMA debut. Sapp (9-2-1) fights Jan "The Giant" Nortje (25-17) in the main event of HDNet Fights' "Strikeforce At The Dome."

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