He’s not calling it a retirement because he still has a job, but UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub’s fighting days are over.
The 32-year-old former The Ultimate Fighter runner-up announced during an appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast that he’s likely fought for the last time, citing opportunities in the entertainment industry, including his The Fighter and the Kid podcast.
“It’d be tough for me to say, ‘You know what? Let me go fight some monster who’s been training full-time and not telling (expletive) jokes and selling (expletive) ‘Big Brown’ shirts full time. Let me go fight that guy,’” Schaub explained. “I won’t do the game a disservice. I won’t do that. Unless I can focus on it full-time, there’s just no way.”
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It wasn’t an easy decision, but fighting no longer appeals to Schaub, especially after the UFC’s sponsorship deal with Reebok. Through the athletic apparel brand’s tiered payout structure, Schaub estimated that he was only making about 10-percent of what he was able to generate before the fight promotion inked a contract exclusively with ….View original article