Former professional mixed martial artist, Brendan Schaub is currently well known as a standup comedian, podcaster, and actor. In recent days, he is well-known as the co-host of the weekly podcast ‘The Fighter and the Kid’.
As per the agreement made between Brendan Schaub and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to compete on The Ultimate Fighter, he competed on The Ultimate Fighter from 2009 until 2014. He officially announced his retirement from mixed martial arts (MMA) in 2015 and switched his career to podcaster, TV shows host, and actor.
The former MMA was born Brendan Peter Schaub on 18 March 1983 to British mother Debra and American Father, Peter Schaub in Aurora, Colorado. He grew up with his brother Jay Brendan in their hometown, Aurora.
He attended Overland High School in Aurora, Colorado where he lettered two years in varsity lacrosse and one-year varsity American football. Then, he joined Whittier College, and later, he made his transfer to the University of Colorado to play football full-time where he redshirted his first season.
Personal Life; Married, Wife, Son
Besides his well-established career, Brendan cherishes great relationships. He got engaged to his long-time girlfriend Joanna Zanella in September 2017. They welcomed two sons, Tiger and Boston. They welcomed their first child, Tiger, on 22 February 2016 before their engagement.
Brendan Schaub with his Kids | Source: Brendan's Instagram
Three years later, they welcomed Boston on 26 November 2019.
Brendan Schaub‘s Career & Net Worth
Following college, he went undrafted in the 2006 NFL Draft. However, he would be signed by the Buffalo Bills to their practice squad but then got released from the team before starting the regular season alongside the Arena Football League‘s Utah Blaze. Then, he retired from the sport(football) in 2007.
After retiring from football, he trained in boxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu for only six months. On 13 June 2008, he made his first fight victory against Jay Lester from total knockout out (TKO) punches. Likewise, in 2009, he made two victory fights against Johny Curtis and Alex Rozman Brendan. However, on 5 December 2009, he lost against Roy Nelson from knock-out punches. Similarly, he lost both his matches against Andrei Arlovski and Travis Browne on 14 June 2014 and 6 December 2014 before retiring from the MMA ring.
After retiring from UFC, he is engaged in multiple careers as a stand-up comedian, TV show host, and Actor. From his multiple profession, he has an estimated net worth of around $2 Million.
Physical Stats; Height, Weight
Brendan Schaub stands at a decent height of 6 feet and 4 inches(1.93 m) with an athletic body build. He has brown hair with brown colored eyes.
Interesting Facts about Brendan Schaub
- Brendan Schaub holds the Christianity religion.
- As per his date of birth, his zodiac sign is Pisces.
- He holds German, Italian, and English descent.
- He didn’t receive any college athletic scholarship offers.
- His dad, Peter, is a second-degree black belt in taekwondo.
- Get in touch with him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.