Brendan Schaub’s net worth is approximately $6 million dollars, as of 2020.
Born Brendan Peter Schaub on the 18th of March 1983, he is a stand-up comedian and a former professional mixed martial artist.
He fought 15 fights and won 10 in his professional mixed martial arts records. His wins include 7 knockouts, 1 submission, and 2 decision.
He signed for the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as a professional in 2009 and he retired in 2014.
After his professional mixed martial arts retirement, he went into podcast hosting and also working as a stand-up comedian.
Source of Wealth
Brendan Schaub’s source of wealth was formerly from his professional martial arts career.
He now makes money as a stand-up comedian and also as a podcast host. Schaub also makes money from TV, thanks to his various television appearances.
His first career comedy special titled “You’d Be Surprised” was released in 2019.
Brendan Schaub podcast career began in 2013 when he and Bryan Callen started their own podcast called “The Fighter and The Kid”.
FOX network initially produced the podcast until a contract dispute in 2016 made Schaub and Callen leave the FOX network and started podcasting by themselves.
In 2016, he released “The Fighter and the Kid 3D”, a sketch comedy series on iTunes
Schaub started his own solo podcast in December of 2016. The podcast is named “BELOW THE BELT with Brendan Schaub”.
In 2018, he teamed up with Theo Von to do a brand new podcast titled “King of the Sting”.
Since 2018, he has been working for E! Entertainment news co-hosting the after-shows of events like the Golden Globes, Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and Grammy Awards.
Brendan Schaub was born on the 18th of March, 1983. He was born and raised in Aurora, Colorado. His parents are Peter and Debra Schaub.
His father Peter is American with German, Italian, and English ancestry. His mother Debra is English.
He attended Overland High School where he played lacrosse game and American Football. He enrolled at Whittier College. He was accepted to play for both the football and lacrosse team of this college.
Schaub later transferred to the University of Colorado to play full-time. He was later signed by the practice squad of Buffalo Bills.
Of course, this signing followed his failure to be drafted into the 2006 NFL Draft.
He then went on to sign with the Arena Football League’s Utah Blaze.
In 2007, Schaub retired from professional football and went on to start a career in mixed martial arts.
2006 – 2015: Schaub played college football briefly between 2006 and 2007. He played for the University of Colorado where he redshirted in his first season.
After retiring from College football, he started his career in mixed martial arts.
He started training in boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and competed in amateur boxing.
In 2008, he won the Colorado novice-division Golden Gloves Heavyweight and later started a full-time professional career in mixed martial arts (MMA).
He achieved a 4-0 record and won the heavyweight title for the Colorado-based Ring of Fire Organization.
Schaub signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2009 to compete in the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter tournament. He would later defeat Demico Rogers with an anaconda choke and via first-round submission.
The winning earned him a spot in the quarter’s finals where he faced Jon Madsen. Schaub won against Madsen via Knock Out Punch in the second round.
He also defeated Marcus Jones in the semi-finals but lost to Roy Nelsen via KO punch in the first round of The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale.
Brendan Schaub fought at many UFC events from 2010 to 2014. His notable wins include TKO (punches) against Chase Gormley and Chris Tuchscherer at the UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones and UFC 116 respectively.
He also won Gabriel Gonzaga with a unanimous decision and Mirko Cro Cop with KO (punch) at the UFC 121 and UFC 128 respectively.
In 2013, he won Lavar Johnson at UFC 157 via unanimous decision and also won Matt Mitrione at UFC 174 via Technical Submission (D’Arce choke).
In 2015, Schaub retired from professional mixed martial arts.
2016 – Present: In December 2016, Schaub launched a solo podcast, titled Big Brown Breakdown.
Following his retirement from MMA, Schaub started pursuing a career in stand-up comedy.
He started touring and performing with Bryan Callen until 2016.
He started performing as a solo comedian at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles.
Schaub filmed “You’d Be Surprised” his debut comedy special at Showtime in 2019.
He played the role of Guard Schaub in “Range 15” a 2016 zombie comedy film.
In 2019, he was among the cast of the American crime thriller film titled “The Tax Collector “. The film is by David Ayer
Brendan Schaub is engaged to his long-time TV presenter and actress girlfriend named Joanna Zanella. The couple has a son together named Tiger Pax, and who was born in 2016.
Before dating Zanella, Schaub has dated Rhonda Rousey, one of the most popular fighters at UFC.
He got addicted to Oxycontin pills which were prescribed to him after he got a broken nose in his fight with Mirko Cro Cop.
He supports sports teams of Denver, Colorado, and Los Angeles, California as well as the Cleveland Browns.
He also loves automobiles and he is an avid fan of fashion.
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