Brendan Peter Schaub, professional famous as Brendan Schaub, is a stand-up comedian, former MMA artist, and podcast host. He is one of those celebrities who garnered critical acclaim due to their charismatic personalities. Brendan has acquired a special place in the hearts of Americans. He is famous more than movie stars and television personalities. People really enjoy watching him on the set. Although Schaub has a successful mixed martial arts career, yet he is better known for his exceptional comedy skills.
In 2009, he started his professional career as a mixed martial artist after signing a deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship or (UFC). He remained associated with the company for about 5 years and ended his contract in 2014. Brendan enjoyed a prosperous career as an MMA fighter. Finally, he said goodbye to his fighting career in 2015 and declared his retirement. In 2014, he started to appear as a co-host alongside Bryan Callen for the podcast show titled ‘The Fighter and the Kid’. He is also hosting a solo podcast ‘Below the Belt with Brendan Schaub’.
Since 2015, the stunner has also been performing as a standup comedian in the United States. In the beginning, he performed as a duo with star Callen. However, later he started to perform as a solo artist. One of the most widely-acclaimed comedies is titled ‘You’d Be Surprised’. It got released in 2019. Brendan is known for his tall height and athletic physique. He is a father of two adorable kids. He is better known for his orthodox stance, Wrestling, Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, and Brazilian style. He earned a brown belt in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Other prominent mentions of the star include Kind and The Sting, Big Brown Breakdown, the Fighter & the Kid, and Below the Belt with Brendan Schaub.
Brendan took his first breath on Mar 18, 1983, in Aurora, Colorado, United States. He spent most of his childhood in Aurora. He used to be a fun kid who played around and made a lot of mistakes. His mother Debra is an English woman and father Peter Schaub is an American dude. Brendan comes from English, Italian, and German ancestry. The father of the MMA artist is also a 2nd-degree Taekwondo black belt. The stand-up comedian attended the Overland High School and played football with school’s football team. He also got a scholarship from the University of Colorado, where he redshirted the first season after playing football.
Brendan currently lives in Los Angeles, California with his family. The tall guy is very ambitious and always ready to achieve big goals in life. The star always had a great sense of comedy, even when he was busy with his martial arts. He used to make his colleagues laugh with jokes and gags. In 2014 after retiring from the MMA career, he started to pursue stand-up comedy as a professional career for the rest of his life. He kept touring and co-performing with Bryan Callen by Aug 10, 2016. Eventually, he made a comedy debut as a soloist at a Comedy store located in Los Angeles, California. In Jan 2019, the talented lad recorded his first Showtime comedy special ‘You’d Be Surprised’. It was aired on May 18, 2019, and couldn’t be a great commercial success, unfortunately.
In 2016, both Callen and Schaub launched an interesting sketch comedy series ‘The Fighter & The Kid 3D’ on iTunes. The same year Brendan stepped into the world acting and made a movie debut in zombie comedy ‘Range 15’. The next year in 2017, he was brought back by the American television network Showtime for analysis and commentary over a boxing match. In 2018, he started working for another television network called “E!”. He co-hosted several after-shows of the Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards, Golden Globes, and People’s Choice Awards. He also worked as a panelist for a TV show called ‘Bravo’s Play By Play’. It was broadcasted on the Bravo Television network. Brendan’s performance in the American crime thriller movie ‘The Tax Collector’ has been truly appreciated by fans and people from the movie industry.
Mixed Martial Arts Career
Brendan never wanted to stay inactive because of his consistency and toughness. After getting retired from his football career, he switched to Colorado and started training sessions for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Boxing. After getting trained for just around 6 months, the multitalented Schaub participated in the amateur style boxing and finally won the Golden Gloves title from the Colorado novice-division.
He signed a contract with UFC or the Ultimate Fight Championship to contest on The Ultimate Fighter’s 10th season. He defeated the famous fighter Demico Rogers through submission in the first round. He also won a fight against Marcus Jones through continuous punches in the first round. The robust guy has also been a part of the UFC heavyweight division. He fought several fights and won many prominent titles.
Brendan was in love with his longtime girlfriend named Joanna Zanella. Both of them kept dating each other for a very long time. Finally, they decided to tie the wedding knot. Both of them got married in America. The duo was blessed with a son in 2016. Before marriage, the fighter had been romantically involved with Ronda Jean Rousey for some time. The name of Schaub’s brother is Jay. He often travels to meet his beloved brother. Brendan has a great craze for expensive automobiles and the latest fashion trends.
The stand-up comedian, former mixed martial arts fighter, footballer, television host, and movie actor has enjoyed a successful professional career. He always remained dedicated and honest with his work, regardless of the platform. Schaub has very good relations with his fellows and teammates. He enjoys a pleasurable family life without any conflicts and irreconcilable differences. After working hard on different platforms, Schaub has accumulated a net worth totaled $3 Million. Critics expect her total net worth to increase in the coming years. He wants to work more on the television and movie industry.