Bob Sapp Net Worth
Bob Sapp Net Worth: Bob Sapp is an American kickboxer, mixed martial artist, professional wrestler, actor, comedian and former professional American football player who has a net worth of $3 million. Born Robert Malcolm Sapp on September 22, 1974, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, US, he is primarily famous in Japan where he has a combined fight record of 22–32–1. Also known as "The Beast," Sapp started his athletic career playing college football as a standout offensive lineman for the University of Washington. In the 1997 NFL Draft Sapp was selected 69th overall by the Chicago Bears. Even though he was under pro contract for the next four seasons (with four different teams) he appeared in only one regular season game before being suspended by the NFL for alleged steroid abuse. After his not so glorious NFL career, Bob Sapp switched his focus to martial arts by launching a pro-wrestling career with NWA Wildside in 2001. Shortly after, he inked a contract with the World Championship Wrestling as a developmental wrestler. In 2004, Sapp could be seen competing for New Japan Pro Wrestling, becoming the winner of their IWGP Heavyweight Championship, as well as the first black man to accomplish the feat. However, his deal was soon vacated because of a mixed martial arts fight loss and film commitments. Subsequently, he got recruited by the Japanese MMA organization PRIDE, where his preternatural size and aggression quickly made him a fan favorite. Sapp's numerous wins in Pride were followed by Kazuyoshi Ishii's invitation to K-1. Ishii, inventor of the fighting sport K-1, recognized a combo of great potential and great marketability in Sapp.