Brendan is an American multi-faceted celebrity who is a comedian, former football player, mixed martial arts artist, and a web series host. He is a popular figure also on social media and has a great fan following.
Brendan Schaub-early life and education
Born on 18 March 1983 in Aurora in Colorado in the USA, he is an American with mixed ethnicity. He has German, Italian, and English roots. His father Peter Schaub was American while his mother Debra was English. Brendan’s current age is 35. He has a brother called Jay.
He graduated from Overland High School. He joined Whittier College and played lacrosse and football for the college team. He later took a transfer to the University of Colorado and was playing college football here. He also played some professional football after his college graduation for Utah Blaze and Buffalo Bills.
Brendan also had an interest in mixed martial arts and trained in it. He is a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He was also good at boxing. He won the Colorado-New Mexico Golden Gloves Novice division heavyweight title in 2007. He participated in the 10th season of The Ultimate Fighter. He fought with prominent names in the sports and won many titles as well. In 2015, he retired from MMA.
Brendan also stepped into the world of entertainment. He and Byran Callen appeared on The Fighter and the Kid podcast and this was quite popular. Brendan also has a solo podcast called Big Brown Breakdown on which he discusses MMA and UFC events. Earlier this year, he made some controversial remarks on the podcast, He said:
“Sometimes you look at UFC Tonight and you’re like, ‘Alright, is that the best panel possible? Or are you just trying to check off the boxes?’ We get it, UFC Tonight FOX, you’re not racist. We get it, you have an all-black panel. We get it. Woah, we get it. We get it, man.”
He also launched Below The Belt in February 2018. He also has done a lot of stand-up comedy shows. He also has worked for E! Entertainment. His net worth is $ 3 million.
Brendan Schaub-personal life
Brendan was dating Ronda Rousey but ended the relationship since he thought that she wanted a ‘yes man’ and he was not that type. He later was also with Travis Browne for some time. He is now in a relationship with TV host and actress Joanna Zanella. They got engaged in 2017 and welcomed a son named Tiger on 21 February 2016.
Brendan has a height of 6 feet and 4 inches and a weight of 111 kg. He has brown hair and eyes. He is popular on the social media with 705k fans on Twitter and 708.3k fans following on his Instagram.
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