Brendan Schaub is a well-known American former professional football player who is currently an actor, comedian, and podcaster who is best known as the co-host of the weekly podcast ‘The Fighter and the Kid’. He was the runner-up of ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights’ on Spike TV. Schaub is also a retired mixed martial artist. Keep reading to know more about Brendan Schaub’s net worth in 2018.
Brendan Schaub Early Life
Brendan Peter Schaub was born to Debra Schaub and Peter Schaub on March 18, 1983, in Aurora, Colorado. He also grew up in Aurora.
He went to Overland High School and used to play lacrosse and football. For his college, Schaub went to Whittier College and later got transferred to the University of Colorado. In his college, he has appeared in 26 games and has also played in the Arena Football League for the Utah Blaze.
After completing his college, Schaub started practising jiu-jitsu and went on to earn a Brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He also used to practice boxing.
Brendan Schaub has a child named Tiger Pax Schaub born in February 2016 with his partner actress Joanna Zanella. The couple got engaged in September 2017.
Brendan Schaub Career
After quitting football, Brendan Schaub practised boxing and went on to win the title of Golden Gloves. He has competed in Season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter and went on to appear in the finale. In 2010, he made his main card debut in Anaheim, California. In 2013, he participated in the Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament called ‘Metamoris 2’. Schaub has fought with several big names during his career in the UFC. He retired from mixed martial arts in 2015.
His career in the entertainment industry began with the podcast ‘The Fighter and the Kid’ along with Bryan Callen. In 2016, Brendan Schaub made his first stand-up comedy at the Comedy Store. He has also released the digital download sketch comedy series called ‘The Fighter and the Kid 3D’ in 2016.
He is also the host of the podcast ‘First Companion’. He has appeared in the show ‘Ridiculousness’ on MTV. His show has also released its own custom sneaker by collaborating with ‘Greats Brand’.
In December 2016, he released the podcast called ‘Big Brown Breakdown’. He has also performed solo comedy for various venues like The Laugh Factory, Hollywood Improv, and The Comedy Store.
In 2017, he became the commentator of Bellator MMA and Showtime MMA.
Awards & Achievements
Brendan Schaub was a finalist in The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights. He has been a one time champion of both ‘Ring of Fire Heavyweight Championship’ and ‘Knockout of the Night’. He had also won the Colorado-New Mexico Golden Gloves Novice title in 2007. In 2017, he was nominated for the World MMA Awards in the category of ‘Personality of the Year’. He had also won the Tequila CAZADORES Spirit Award in 2011.
Net Worth of Brendan Schaub
Brendan Schaub has an estimated net worth of more than $4.5 million. He made this fortune by appearing in several UFC matches. He has also successfully appeared in podcasts and has performed comedy at many leading venues. He received the golden gloves just after practising boxing for six months.
Brendan Schaub is considered one of the most popular podcasters in the world. He has performed stand-up comedy several times in his career, both as a solo performer and with his partner Bryan Callen. As a former UFC fighter, he had victories against many players including Matt Mitrione, Lavar Johnson, Mirko Cro Cop, Chase Gormley, Jay Lester, Johnny Curtis, and Alex Rozman. He continues to entertain people both with comedy and by covering mixed martial arts.