Rumor has it that the original plan was to have Mirko CroCop fight Bob Sapp at the first DREAM event. I’m calling it a rumor because I have serious doubts that Sapp is stupid enough to step back into the ring with the guy who cracked his facebone last time they encountered eachother. But the rumor continues that it looks like the plan is off because of Bob Sapp’s loss to Jan Nortje at last weekend’s Strikeforce. Which also smells: since when has anyone in Japan given a fuck about Bob Sapp’s record? I’d be amazed if there were more than a handful of fans who even knew Bob Sapp fought last weekend in the US.
Anyways, the scramble is on to find someone Mirko can beat the shit out of and at least one guy (Ray Sefo) had the good sense to turn down the fight on account of it being two weeks away. Mirko Crocop has even taken the time to post about the opponent issue in his blog:
Unfortunately I still don’t have an opponent for my first fight on March 15. It seems that nobody wants to enter the ring with me and fight without time for preparation. Despite everything, I believe that Dream will find me an opponent as I can hardly wait for my next fight. I don’t care who I fight against. I just want to enter the ring and fight the best I can.
It’ll be interesting to see who DREAM gets … if they’re already out asking guys like Ray Sefo, they must really be scraping the bottom of the barrel.