Brendan Schaub - Updated Apr 2024

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Brendan Schaub


Brendan Schaub is a multi-talented person who is an American podcast host, stand-up comedian, and mixed martial artist. Brendan Schaub is also a former collegiate football player and a well-established face who has built strong stardom with his skills and talents.

Early Life and Childhood

Brendan Schaub was born on March 18, 1983, to an English mother Debra, and an American father Peter Schaub in Aurora, Colorado. Peter Schaub was a second-degree black belt taekwondo player. As of 2022, he is 41 years old and his zodiac sign is Pisces.

He went to Overland High School for two years as a varsity lacrosse player and one year as a Varsity American football player. After that despite a scholarship, he attended Whitters’ Colleges football along with the lacrosse team. Later on, he moved to the University of Colorado.

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Caption: Brendan Schaub enjoying swimming with his kid Source: Instagram

Brendan Schaub – Net Worth 2024

Being a Professionalist in his career he earns a handsome amount. According to media sources, his net worth is between $ 4 million.

Career and Professional Life

Brendan Schaub has tremendous stardom in different career paths. After leaving football he started his training in boxing and Brazilian in Colorado. And after six months of training, he competed in amateur boxing winning the Colorado novice division Golden Gloves heavyweight life. He met UFC heavyweight contender Shane Carwin during his training at High Altitude Martial Arts in Aurora and Grudge Training Center in Arvada. Furthermore, he won a heavyweight title with a 4-0 record in his MMA debut in 2008. He signed with UFC for the competition on the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter in 2009 and won the match in the quarter-finals. He made his official UFC debut with the match at The Ultimate Fighter Heavyweights Finale.

On February 23, 2013, he won a rescheduled match with Laver Johnson after it was postponed on December 8 2012 because of some groin issue. He then announced his retirement in a podcast with Joe Rogan. After that, he maintained his profile as a stand-up comedian and started running a show with Bryan Callen called ‘The Fighter and The Kid’ but the show was canceled after 2016 because of a contract disagreement.

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Caption: Brendan Schaub captured during his stage performance Source: Instagram

More about his career

Later on, he started his show, Big Brown Breakdown in December 2016. He changed the podcast name to ‘BELOW THE BELT’ with Braden Schaub. He also worked for EI Entertainment where he co-hosted the Golden Globes in 2018, Academy Awards along with People’s Choice Awards, Emmy Awards, and Grammy Awards.

In the same years, he participated in Bravo’s Play-By-Play in the Bravo entertainment. He was again seen in his first-ever Showtime comedy special, ‘You’d Be Surprised’ in 2019 along with his solo triumph. He also did a second film cameo in David Ayer’s The Tax Collector in 2022.

Achievements and Awards

Brendan Schaub was a finalist in The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights along with the winner of the ‘Ring OF Fire Heavyweight Championship along with ‘Knockout of the Night’ in 2007. He also won the Colorado-New Mexico Golden Gloves Novice Championship. In 2017 he was also nominated for the World MMA Awards in the ‘Personality of the Year category. In 2011, after that, he was awarded the Tequila CAZADORES Spirit Award.

Relationship Status

He is engaged to his long-time girlfriend Joanna Zanella. The couple has two sons Tiger and Boston who were born in 2016 and 2019. He was previously in a relationship with Ronda Rousey.

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Caption: Brendan Schaub with his fiance and son on the frame Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

Brendan Schaub is 6 feet and 4 inches in height and 111 kg. Undoubtedly is fit and good-looking with an attractive physique and charming personality. He has brown hair and eyes.

Brendan Schaub – Social Media

He has1.2 1.2 million Instagram followers on his Instagram account @brendanschuab and Twitter with 801.6k followers.