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Report: Brendan Schaub Announces Hiatus From Fighting, Cites Reebok Deal as Factor

UFC 165 winner Brendan Schaub (right)

By FCF Staff

After going throughout 2015 without competing, and openly criticizing the UFC’s uniform deal with Reebook, Brendan Schaub has announced he’s taking a hiatus from fighting.

Since the financial details of the Reebok deal were announced, Schaub has been one of its most vocal critics, and has said it’s cost him thousands of dollars in sponsorship money. The 32 year-old fighter, who hasn’t fought since last December when he was stopped by Travis Browne, has also said he no longer needs to fight. Schaub is the co-host of the successful “Fighter & The Kid” with actor and comedian, Bryan Callen.

The former TUF competitor recently appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast, and while doing so, Schaub confirmed he won’t be fighting anytime soon (quote via MMA Fighting.com):

“Do I want one more?” Schaub said, while referring to the fact he’d like to fight again. “F*ck 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*cking 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 went on to add that because of his other responsibilities, he does not have the time to dedicate himself to training. “Big Brown” also said he holds no ill will against Dana White, and that he’s still a supporter of the UFC. Schaub did not reportedly announce he’s officially retired.

The California resident currently holds a record of 10-5.

posted by FCF Staff @ 3:23 pm
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