Real Quick, Retro Pick. Fedor Emelianenko vs Bob Sapp in an arm-wrestling competition.

Real Quick, Retro Pick. Fedor Emelianenko vs Bob Sapp in an arm-wrestling competition.

Oh those wacky Japanese game shows. Usually, we see people lighting firecrackers in their ass and everybody laughing with glee. They changed it up and had an arm-wrestling competition with some very famous fighters. Fedor Emelianenko, Bob ‘The Beast’ Sapp, Mark Hunt, Baruto, Jerome LeBanner, and Alistair Overeem were just some of the names that took part in the competition in 2013.

Bob Sapp won the previous year’s tournament with a win over The Reem. He once again blasted his way through opponents in the newer tournament. It should be noted that Bob Sapp is a HUGE name in Japan. Like, Conor McGregor in Ireland, huge. The Eastern culture has always had a fascination with the monstrous physiques that sometimes come over from the West.

The Beast would literally shut Japan down when he fought. Obviously, these days things are different, but he is still a huge star.

Fedor beat Brazilian kickboxer Francisco Filho first. Then, he finished 340 pound Mongolian Sumo wrestler, Hakunho. Before his finals match with The Beast, he won against martial artist and personality, Bobby Ologun.

When you look at Fedor and see the dad-bod he’s had since the 1990’s, you wouldn’t think he’d be as strong as he is. Beating three people in a row to make the finals, is no easy feat.

Despite going 2-17 in MMA since 2008, Bob Sapp is still an enormous and powerful man. Fedor would crush Sapp if they stepped in the ring, but in a match pitting strength against strength; Fedor never had a chance.