Brendan Peter Schaub is an American podcast presenter, stand-up comedian, and former professional mixed martial fighter. He is the presenter of the podcast The Fighter and the Kid, Below the Belt with Brendan Schaub, and The King and the Sting, which he co-hosts with fellow comedian Theo Von. He competed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) until 2014, after signing with the organization in 2009 to fight on The Ultimate Fighter.
After announcing his retirement in 2015, he made his last MMA fight. Since 2015, Schwab has performed stand-up comedy both as part of a duet with Bryan Callen and as a solo act.
Early Life of Brendan Schaub
On March 18, 1983, Schaub was born in Aurora, Colorado, to an English mother, Debra, and an American father, Peter Schaub. He is descended from German, Italian, and English ancestors. He is the son of a black belt in taekwondo. At Overland High School, Schaub lettered in lacrosse for two years and in American football for one year. He did not get any collegiate athletic scholarship offers.
Still, he tried out and was admitted to Whittier College’s football and lacquered to the University of Colorado to play football full-time before his junior year, where he redshirted his first season. Schaub went undrafted in the 2006 NFL Draft but was eventually signed by the Buffalo Bills. He was dismissed from the team before the regular season and signed with the Utah Blaze of the Arena Football League.
Career of Brendan Schaub
After retiring from football, Schaub began training in boxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu when he returned to Colorado. After only six months of amateur boxing, Schaub won the Colorado novice-division Golden Gloves heavyweight title. Schaub began his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career after training at High Altitude Martial Arts in Aurora and the Grudge Training Center in Arvada. He primarily competed in Colorado.
Schaub joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2009. Schaub competed with this team until he retired in 2015. “The Fighter and The Kid” is a podcast established by Schaub and Bryan Callen.
These series aired until 2016, when a contract issue with the FOX network, which produced them, arose. In December 2016, Schaub debuted Big Brown Breakdown, a solo podcast. This podcast focuses on combat sports-related subjects. After retiring from mixed martial arts in 2014, Schaub began performing stand-up comedy. Schaub began his career as a member of Bryan Callen’s band before going solo on August 10, 2016.
Brendan set a record by winning ten of the 15 professional fights he participated in throughout his martial arts career. Brendan has also held the Ring of Fire Heavyweight Championship on one occasion. As a result of his outstanding work, he has garnered several awards.
Personal Life of Brendan Schaub
Brendan is not married, but he has been engaged to Joanna Zanella for some years, and the couple has two boys named Tiger and Boston. Boston was born in 2019, while Tiger was born in 2016. He dated Ronda Rousey before meeting Joanna, but only briefly before they split up. However, there is no more information available regarding his previous partnerships.
Net Worth of Brendan Schaub
Brendan Schaub has a net worth of more than $4 million as of January 2022. Schaub has amassed these riches as a result of his participation in multiple UFC fights. Schaub’s fortunes have also come through successful podcast appearances and stand-up comedy performances at a variety of prestigious venues.
Physical Appearance of Brendan Schaub
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