Brendan Schaub, one of the UFC heavyweight mixed martial arts fighters, will be taking a break from fighting for now. During his announcement, Schaub surprisingly took a shot at the newly implemented Reebok deal.
During Joe Rogan’s podcast, Schaub revealed that he will be taking a sabbatical from the UFC. This is why he won’t be seen fighting in the octagon in the next few seasons. Aside from this announcing his temporary leave in the UFC, he also tackled an issue about the new Reebok deal.
“Do I want one more?. F**k yes, man. But it just doesn’t make sense. I can’t see myself, when it comes down to this, I can’t see myself in a f**king Reebok kit walking out to that Octagon. I can’t see myself being like, ‘You know what? Cool, man. Yeah, that’s what I’m worth. I’m worth 10 grand to you guys. I’m gonna do this.’ And I have other opportunities,” Schaub said.
Schaub indeed has a lot of things lined up for him aside from fighting. One of the opportunities that he had recently was a co-host gig in the successful podcast “The Fighter and the Kid”. He is co-hosting this podcast with Bryan Callen. The heavyweight MMA veteran also admitted in the past that he can choose not to fight because he has other options. He also mentioned that he will be going to the light heavyweight division. However, that probably will not materialize either. Schaub clarified that he has no bad blood with the promotion or its president, Dana White.
“People think I’m this hater on the UFC or whatever — I owe it to the UFC. I’ll always be indebted to the UFC. People think I have a problem with Dana White. I definitely don’t. If Dana was in trouble and texted me right now and said, ‘Hey Schaub, I wish you’d quit talking sh*t about Reebok or I need help,’ you got it, man. Cool. Done. I’ll always be a supporter of the UFC. Whatever they need. But for right now, I’ve gotta take a step away and focus on this crazy frickin’ entertainment podcast career I’ve got going on. I’m so blessed,” Schaub said.
Schaub is taking a break from fighting in the octagon with a current an overall record of 10-5 and 6-5 in the promotion. The last fight he had was with Travis Browne. Unfortunately, he lost the fight by TKO.
“I’m stepping away from the game, man. There’s not gonna be no Schaub Reebok kits out there. I won’t be fighting anyone any time soon,” he added.