Brendan Schaub, an American former MMA fighter-turned-podcast host & stand-up comedian, formerly fought in the UFC (2009- 2014). The Ring of Fire Heavyweight Champion in 2009, Schaub made 15 outs in his entire fighting career & won 10 (7 via knockout).
Currently, Brendan hosts a solo podcast named Below the Belt with Brendan Schaub (since 2016) and also performs stand-up comedy, released comedy special You'd Be Surprised in 2019.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Brendan Schaub has a net worth of $3 million as of February 2020. The 36-year-old retired UFC fighter made massive earnings through fighting career & then as a podcast host.
Currently, he makes a hefty sum through his podcast career- he formerly co-hosted the podcast The Fighter and the Kid with Bryan Callen until 2016 & later began solo podcast Below the Belt with Brendan Schaub.
Reportedly, Schaub made $332,000 in total career earnings from bouts, winning 10 & lost 5, totaling 15 bouts, though it is less in comparison of the highest-earning UFC fighters: Conor McGregor (earned $12.02 million), Brock Lesnar ($5.08 million) and Nate Diaz ($4.891 million).
On average, a podcast host in the United States can earn $87,398 per year.
Moreover, Colorado-born 6 ft. 4 inches tall podcast host also made movie appearances- in Range 15 (2016) and The Tax Collector (2019).
Furthermore, in 2018, he joined E! News as co-host for after-shows of Award functions: Golden Globes, Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, and Grammy Awards.
The University of Colorado alum formerly played for Arena Football League's Utah Blaze until he retired in 2007 & pursued his career in MMA.
The 2008 Colorado Heavyweight Golden Gloves champ, thereafter, trained in High Altitude Martial Arts and Grudge Training Center & signed with UFC in 2009.
Already a Ring of Fire Heavyweight Champion in 2008, Brendan competed in The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 and paved his way to the finale, though lost to Roy Nelson at The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale in 1st round via KO punch.
After that, he made 10 fights in UFC (winning 6 of them) until his retirement from MMA on October 10, 2015, which he announced on Joe Rogan's audio & video podcast The Joe Rogan Experience.
Here is the list of Brendan's earnings from UFC career:
|Roy Nelson (loss)||The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale (December 5. 2009)||$8,000|
|Chase Gormley (win)||UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones (March 21, 2010)|
$20,000 (inclusive of $10,000 bonus)
|Chris Tuchscherer (win)||UFC 116 (July 3, 2010)|
|Gabriel Gonzaga (win)||UFC 121 (October 23, 2010)|
|Mirko Cro Cop (win)||UFC 128 (March 19, 2011)||$90,000 (includes $70,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)|
|Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira (loss)||UFC 134 (August 27, 2011)||$10,000|
|Ben Rothwell (loss)||UFC 145 (April 21, 2012)||$14,000|
|Lavar Johnson (win)||UFC 157 (February 23, 2013)||$36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)|
|Matt Mitrione (win)||UFC 165 (September 21, 2013)||$50,000 (including $25,000 win bonus)|
|Andrei Arlovski (loss)||UFC 174 (June 14, 2014)||$32,000|
|Travis Browne (loss)||UFC 181 (December 6, 2014)||$32,000|
Brendan along with Bryan Callen co-hosted The Fighter and The Kid from 2013 to 2016, until their contract dispute with Fox Network led their departure.
Thereafter, they performed as stand-up comedy duo until August 10, 2016, & Schaub began his solo comedy career & even more, released his first comedy special You'd Be Surprised on May 18, 2019.
Moreover, since December 2016, Brendan is hosting his own podcast BELOW THE BELT with Brendan Schaub (was formerly Big Brown Breakdown until his partnership with Showtime in 2018).
Also, he along with Theo Von runs a comedy podcast King and the Sting.
Currently, Brendan lives in his house in Venice Beach, California, though, the further details on his residence is yet to be out.
Formerly, he lived in a 2-story house near Santa Monica Airport in West Los Angeles.
The former UFC fighter bought the 5 bedrooms and 3.75 bathrooms property in 2018 for $2,172,500 & sold in January 2019 for $2.17 million- which is $2,500 of his original purchase.
An avid fan of fashion and automobiles, Brendan, reportedly owns a Porsche 911 GT2 bought in 2015- the base price of the luxury car is around $293,200.
Schaub is yet to get married but shares a blissful relationship with longtime girlfriend-turned-fiance Joanna Zanella. Zanella, famous for her work in movies Reality Terror Night (2013) and Sleeping Dogs Lie (2018), currently works FOX Deportes & covers UFC.
The duo began dating in 2014 & got engaged in September 2017.
Together, they share 2 sons: Tiger (born in 2016) and Boston (born in 2019).
Prior to Joanna, Schaub was in a relationship with Ronda Rousey (2013- 2014).
Brendan Schaub was born Brendan Peter Schaub on March 18, 1983, in Aurora, Colorado, the USA to Peter Schaub and Debra Schaub. He has a brother named Jay.
An American by nationality, Schaub hails of German, Italian, and English descent.
The Overland High School later went to Whittier College & subsequently transferred to the University of Colorado to pursue his career in NFL but went undrafted in the 2006 NFL Draft.