Longtime UFC heavyweight contender Brendan Schaub won’t be stepping into the Octagon anytime soon. No, not as long as the UFC retains its sponsorship deal with Reebok.
Schaub’s lost four of his last six, dropping a split decision to Andrei Arlovski in June 2014 and a first-round knockout loss to Travis Browne last December. Despite being on the bad end of many of his fights recently, Schaub says he wants to get in there at least once more. That said, it’s not that simple anymore.
“Do I want one more?” Schaub said on . “F–k yes, man. But it just doesn’t make sense. I can’t see myself, when it comes down to this, I can’t see myself in a f—–g Reebok kit walking out to that Octagon. I can’t see myself being like, ‘You know what? Cool, man. Yeah, that’s what I’m worth. I’m worth 10 grand to you guys. I’m gonna do this.'”
Luckily for Schaub, he says he doesn’t need to fight to support himself financially. With a successful podcast going, Schaub says he’s better off focusing his attention on his career outside the Octagon.
“I’ll always still watch every fight. Who knows what happens in the future, but for right now there’s no way,” he said. “They can offer me anybody and there’s no way. There’s no way I can put all this on hold and be like, let me go take this fight.”