It is truly remarkable how a man can use so much of his potential and apply it at the highest level of his craft. Some people find it difficult to maximize potential and succeed, not to mention a mirage of talent. If you take pride in yourself as a comedian, actor, retired martial artist, television presenter, commentator and former college footballer, you shouldn’t be surprised to hear the nickname “The Hybrid”. Brendan Schaub may be the perfect “Hans Dampf in Allen Gassen”.
Born on March 18, 1983, in Aurora, Colorado, USA. Brendan’s mother Debra was British, while his father Peter Schaub was American. Brendan attended Overland High School, where he began to hone his skills in competitive sports. He played active football. He transferred to Whittier College and immediately joined the football team.
Brendan didn’t stay at Whittier College long before moving to the University of Colorado, where he played in 26 games. Brendan has also played for the Utah Blaze and in the training squad for the NFL’s Buffalo Bills.
Brendan’s UFC adventure began when he became friends with heavyweight contender Shane Carwin. They trained together, and he was soon accepted into the Ultimate Fighting Championship by Team Rashad, where he defeated players like Demico Rogers, Jon Madsen, and Marcus Jones and reached the final, which he lost to Roy Nelson by knockout.
In October 2010, he made his UFC 121 debut in California against Gabriel Gonzaga, a former UFC heavyweight challenger, and won the game. In March 2011 he faced Mirko Cro Cop and knocked him out in the third round after a well-placed counterattack and a four-fight winning streak.
Throughout his career, he has defeated many players, including Johnny Curtis, Alex Rozman, Matt Mitrione, Lav Johnson, Chase Gormley, and Jay Lester.
Towards the end of his career, Brendan Schaub lost some competitions. Brendan Schaub fought UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski in June 2014 and lost. In December 2014 he also lost in the first round against Travis Browne through technical knockouts. Six months after the defeat, Schaub announced that he would return to the light heavyweight division. On October 12, 2015, he announced his retirement.
Brendan has good looks and charisma to burn, so it was never a challenge for him to get the ladies roaring. He has been with the American professional wrestler, actress, and former mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey. For various reasons, the relationship was doomed from the start. Rousey had a brief relationship with another UFC fighter Travis Browne, who had knocked out Brendan in a fight. Even after the couple separated, there were allegations of cheating between the two.
Brendan Schaub is dating the beautiful American TV presenter and actress Joanna Zanella. They got engaged in 2017. Before their engagement, the couple welcomed their son Tiger Pax Schaub, born on February 21, 2016. There are rumors that the engagement has been dissolved, but no official confirmations have been received yet.
It’s a known fact that Brendan has a brother, Jay Schaub. Not a lot of information is available about him because he’s very reserved compared to his famous brother.
For a man who has spent a large part of his life fighting and keeping fit, it should come as no surprise that he has an impressive physique. He stands at 6 ft 4 inches and weighs 111 kg.
Brendan Schaub Net Worth
One of the nice things about having multiple income streams is the obvious financial flexibility that comes with them.
Throughout his UFC career, Brendan Schaub won the 2007 Colorado-New Mexico Golden Gloves Novice title and reached the final of The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights. He has won both the Ring of Fire Heavyweight Championship and Knockout of the Night.
Following his retirement from the UFC, Brendan turned to media relations and in 2016 released a digital sketch comedy series entitled “The Fighter and the Kid 3D” for download. He also has a podcast entitled “The Fighter and the Kid”.
To further his solo appearances as a stand-up comedian, he has performed in The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, and Hollywood Improv. In 2017, he toured the world in North America, New Zealand, England, and Ireland; his venues were all sold out.
In January 2018, Schaub co-hosted the after-shows of the Golden Globes, the Academy Awards, the People’s Choice Awards, and the Grammy’s. Brendan has net assets of $3 million.