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Sapp's American debut cut short by determined Nortje

Updated: February 24, 2008, 2:38 PM ET
By Michael Russell | Sherdog.com

TACOMA, Wash. -- Emerging in a glittering white cloak from four jets of flame and bursting fireworks to the theme song from "2001: A Space Odyssey" on Saturday, Bob "The Beast" Sapp wanted to show he is more than just a physical specimen in his first cage match in the United States.

It had been a long journey for the very big man. And for those of the 7,089 in attendance at the Tacoma Dome who remembered when Sapp was a promising lineman at the University of Washington climbing the NFL ...

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