Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight and The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 runner up, Brendan Schaub, has done pretty well for himself after walking away from mixed martial arts (MMA).
In addition to his own podcast, “Big Brown” has a new program on Showtime, as well as a budding stand-up comedy career. But his devil-may-care attitude toward hot mics has been known to land him in hot water.
Just ask this guy.
While Schaub admits he sometimes swings for the fences — only to go down on strikes — he’s not going to censor himself to spare anyone’s feelings (sorry, Nate), so be prepared to get pissed off again somewhere down the road.
From the Joe Rogan podcast (via MMA Fighting):
“I put my foot in my mouth and I hate to tell you, it’s probably gonna happen again. I wish I could say it’s not but it’s probably gonna happen again. Sometimes you take some swings and you miss. I can’t even tell you what ball I was trying to hit. I was taking swings at balls, and I didn’t even know what I was hitting. Sometimes that shit happens.”
Schaub had beef with retired UFC lightweight Yves Edwards, after “Big Brown” questioned the decision by FOX Sports to have an all-black panel on UFC Tonight, suggesting race —not talent — was the motivating factor.
Not surprisingly, Edwards lost his shit.
Schaub isn’t the only talking head to come under fire from active (and retired) UFC fighters. Longtime buddy Joe Rogan (and his rusty trombone) was known to ruffle a few feathers behind the desk, simply for calling the fights from his perspective.
Can’t we all just get along?