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“Fighting no longer makes sense with Reebok deal in place.” Brendan Schaub:

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On a recent episode of the The Fighter & The Kid podcast Brendan Schaub may have announced he his hanging up the gloves. One of the more vocal regarding the new UFC/Reebok deal Schaub spoke about how he feels it no longer makes sense to fight.

Schaub has made it very clear since day 1 that the money he’ll be losing is upwards of six-figures. In an interview a few weeks ago UFC President Dana White publicly slammed Brendan’s sponsorship deal and the claims that he (Schaub) even has a six-figure sponsor deal in play. With the Reebok deal set to go into play next month “Big Brown” opened up to his fans and listeners on the podcast. The conversation regarding the deal and Schauab’s state of mind is below.

Brendan Schaub: To me, there came a point, especially with this Reebok deal, where I said, ‘Okay,’ and I’m not trying to get in trouble, not trying to make headlines; this is just me talking, being real. So, I said to myself, ‘Okay, Reebok wants my exclusive rights inside the cage for 10K…for 10 grand. Man!’ You know what’s going on in my world as far as entertainment goes.

Bryan Callen: It doesn’t pay the bills.

Brendan Schaub: Well no, fighting doesn’t pay the bills right now. So for me, I look at myself and say, ‘Okay.’ The competitor in me says, ‘Let’s do it man.’ The fighter in me, the guy who made a name for himself inside the Octagon and trains his ass off.

Bryan Callen: Still alive and well.

Brendan Schaub: Very, very alive. He says, ‘Let’s fight next month. Let’s do this. Let’s fight next month.’ The brain and the people that are smarter than me, like Joe Rogan, Bryan Callen, Tim Tebow, my dad, my CAA agents, um everyone who’s way smarter than me go, ‘No, no, no. You have too much else going on. you make too much money elsewhere to get punched in the head.’ The competitor in me says, ‘Let’s do this.’

Schaub went onto mention that the type of fight to get him out of bed would be super fight scenarios. To fight a Rampage Jackson or a Shogun “a big blockbuster fight, I’ll get out of bed for that.” With all the “crazy stuff” Brendan has going on in his professional life right now it seems as if we have seen the last of “Bog Brown” as a fighter inside the Octagon.

“If someone came to me right now and offered me three times that money, I wouldn’t do it. That’s where I’m at in my life, man. So, for the fans-and I appreciate the support-I love the support. It’s insane. I see them online, see them in person; people go, ‘Man, I appreciate what you’re doing. Man, I love the show. I love how open you are. It’s because we’re in this point right now where, it’s just…for me personally-and this isn’t for everyone-for some people it’s great. Reebok is great. They’re all happy, but for me, personally, it does not make sense.”

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*WATCH* DaveNoseMMA – Aljamain Sterling Knockout Aftermath

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In this video, MMA Latest’s Dave Noseworthy shares his thoughts on Marlon Moraes’ brutal knockout of Aljamain Sterling that took place this past weekend at UFC Fresno.

Check out Dave’s thoughts below:

 

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Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou Official for UFC 220

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UFC 220 in Boston, Massachusetts has its main event. Stipe Miocic (17-2) will put his belt on the line for the third time against rising heavyweight star, Francis Ngannou (11-1)

Rumors surrounded the match-up for UFC 220 after Ngannou’s first round knockout over Alistair Overeem, at UFC 218. The Cameroonian heavyweight called for the fight himself. In his octagon interview proceeding his most recent victory, Ngannou stated:

“I’m feeling good… I’m on my way to a title shot”.

The heavy handed Ngannou has finished all of his opponents in all of his six UFC bouts. A streak which includes a kimura submission over Anthony Hamilton and a TKO victory against former UFC heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski. Overall, he holds a ten fight win streak. His only defeat came by way of unanimous decision to Zoumana Cisse, in his second professional MMA fight.

If victorious, Ngannou would become the first African-born champion in UFC history.

Not to be diminished, Stipe Miocic rides his a streak of his own into the beantown match-up. Five consecutive wins, five knockouts and the past four of which, ended in the first round. A victory in Boston for the champ would make him the longest reigning heavyweight champion in UFC history. Currently, Miocic is one of three heavyweights, in the promotions entirety, whom has successfully defended the belt twice.

UFC 220 will be held at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on January 20th, 2018. The pay-per-view (PPV) card will also feature light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, as he faces challenger Volkan “No Time” Oezdemir.

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Ladies Fight Night 7: “Double Trouble” Preview

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Polish women’s federation Ladies Fight Night is going to celebrate their second birthday this year on the 15th to 17th of December. Two days, two events with a lot of great bouts.

LFN in Poland is being titled the new Invicta FC. The Polish owners created this federation to give European women a chance to fight on a big platform.

Hosting their first ever event in December 2015, LFN will hold two great cards next week, that will feature women who have fought under many prestigious promotions, such as the UFC, Invicta, Bellator, Glory, and Kunlun.

Two days of fantastic fights, intensified by a double dose of sports impressions. The name is not accidental, LFN 7 / LFN 8 combines two events, during which the best Polish fighters will be shown, as well as the best fighters from Europe (including France, Sweden, Italy, the Czech Republic and Romania)

The stakes are high, and we are electrified by the clashes between warriors such as Żaneta Cieśla vs Silvia La Notte and Patricia Axling vs. Cindy Silvestri. Mainly due to their vastness of their experience in the cage.

In the fight of the evening, the talented Romanian Cristina Stanciu will face Magdaléna Šormovádo. Stanciu fought twice in the UFC, but she was unfortunately cut from the promotion after suffering consecutive losses to Cortney Casey and Maryna Moroz.

Judyta Rymarzak vs Marta Waliczek is an amazing fight between two experienced kickboxers. Both making their pro MMA debuts on the night, we will witness a one-of-a-kind duel between two kickboxing perfectionists, as they look to transcend their skills into the MMA world.

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