Colorado MMA fighter Brendan Schaub exploded on the mainstream MMA scene via his casting on TUF season 9. He was one of the favorite’s to win the popular Spike show but ended up losing a tough battle to veteran Roy “Big Country” Nelson in the show’s finale.
At the time of this writing we were waiting on the news of Schaub’s next opponent in the UFC after getting a big win over Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 121. Is it going to be Frank Mir?
Only time will tell. As we look forward to the announcement to come, here are 10 things you might not know about Colorado’s Brendan Schaub.
1.) Played professional arena football for the AFL’s Utah Blaze.
2.) Was a member of the Buffalo Bills practice squad in the NFL.
3.) Brendan Schaub was born and raised in Aurora, Colorado.
4.) Schaub became a heavyweight Golden Gloves boxing champion in 2008.
5.) He has never lost 2 fights in a row in his professional Mixed Martial Arts career.
6.) As one of the coaches on TUF, Rashad Evans made Schaub the 3rd overall pick.
7.) Schaub played four years as a fullback at The University Of Colorado.
8.) Schaub started training MMA after finding out about Nate Marquardt’s “High Altitude MMA.”
9.) Brendan was a jiu-jitsu Grand Champion in the Colorado Open BJJ tournament in 2008.
10.) He majored in sociology at the University Of Colorado in Boulder.
No matter who Schaub’s next opponent is, we can be sure he will be ready when he gets the call from Joe Silva and Dana White. Is it possible we could see Schaub vs. Carwin in 2011?
See you at the fights!