The Original Rumour
- Due to the continuing fainting spells, brought about by the extreme Mexican heat, Van Damme was fired and replaced by Kevin Peter Hall.
- The last part of the rumour was that due to starring in a film with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Van Damme caught the attention of a certain producer, as any association with Schwarzenegger in Hollywood, carried a lot of weight back then. Apparently this is how he got the role of Frank Dux in Bloodsport.
In regards to the first part of the rumour, what seems more likely is that with the invitation of Stan Winston creating a new a suit, for a much bigger person, Van Damme's 5ft 10" frame was not sufficient enough. And For the short time he was on this Earth, Kevin Peter Hall played the Predator in both the first and sequel, standing at a massive 7ft 2".