If you’re a Steve, then this week’s guest needs no introduction. Brendan Schaub is sitting down this week to talk shop with Mike.
For those unfamiliar with Schaub, it’s essential to know some of his background before the episode. Here are some key facts about him:
- He was born and raised in Colorado, playing lacrosse and football through high school and college. Schaub would become a dual-sport athlete at Whittier College and then transfer to the University of Colorado to focus on football. His success in the sport culminated with a brief stint in the NFL, joining the Buffalo Bills practice squad in 2006.
- After football, Schaub moved back to Colorado to train boxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Six months later he won the Colorado novice-division Golden Gloves heavyweight title. He then went on to compete MMA, going 4-0 and earning an invite from the UFC to compete on the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter. Through many grueling fights and hard training, he found himself on top with an offer to stay in the UFC. His professional career would last for six years.
- Following his fighting career, Schaub went on to pursue podcasting and stand-up comedy. His show, The Fighter and the Kid, co-hosted with Bryan Callen, has seen widespread success since first being started in 2013. He also hosts a solo podcast, Below The Belt, that has run for three years now.
- Schaub’s first stand-up special You’d Be Suprised released in 2019, conquering yet another pursuit in he set out to fulfill. Wanna guess what song is in the intro? That’s right, “Closer.”
You’ll find Schaub doesn’t listen to the noise of the outside world. When he sets his mind to something, he makes sure he sees it all the way through. Schaub doesn’t look back. He looks forward.
“Episode 21: Brendan Schaub” will release on Wednesday, November 6th. You can listen to us on Apple, Spotify, Youtube, and ynkpodcast.com. Click on the icons below to connect to our social outlets and subscribe. As always, thank you to all our listeners out there. Please feel free to comment to let us know how we are doing.
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Ya Neva Know: you know what I mean? is a weekly lifestyle podcast hosted by musician Mike Stud. It is a show about the meaning of life, the payoffs of positive thinking, and the ability to be able to stop and smell the roses.