Former UFC fighter Brendan Schaub threatened to expose Dana White amid a social media beef between the two.
Schaub, 35, was 10-5 in his pro MMA career and has not fought since 2014. He has gone into broadcasting since then and become successful. In fact, it was comments he made about kickboxers transitioning to MMA that started things.
“I think everybody is all high and mighty on these guys who come from kickboxing, boxing backgrounds,” Schaub said on his “Below the Belt” podcast earlier this week. “When they come over to the UFC, they expect them to be elite strikers. The distance, the combos, the head movement, the number of variables, it’s a completely different game. So to me that never translates.”
UFC middleweight Israel Adesanya, who previously was a kickboxer, heard the comments and responded on Instagram.
That served as the starting point for the beef because Dana White and Schaub got into it in the comments section of the post.
White, the UFC president, called Schaub a “tool” and suggested Adesanya ignore the criticism.
“Such a f—in tool!!!!” White wrote in a comment. “What the —- does this idiot know about the sport or the business??? @stylebender for u to be listening to one word from this MORON is a waste of ur time. Guy went 6-5 in the UFC!!! The only thing he could teach u is how to get KO’d. Tune idiots like this OUT.”
Schaub responded to White with a zinger about him being a servant to Ronda Rousey.
“@danawhite whoooooooa look who got a break from folding Ronda’s laundry to jump on instagram,” Schaub wrote. “Bravo sir. He’s right @stylebender what do I know listen to the bald fat guy who has never been in a fight in his life. Do that.”
White continued his criticism of Schaub, telling another commenter that Schaub is being carried by comedian/MMA commentator Joe Rogan, in the media world.
That led to Schaub breaking out the big guns. He posted a photo on social media of a note he wrote. In the note, Schaub says White was carried by former UFC boss Lorenzo Fertitta. He ends the note by saying, “Also, this is NO way Eskimo brothers should talk to one another. Last warning.” Beware, the note (seen here) contains some foul language.
“Eskimo brothers” is a term for two men who have shared a sexual partner. Schaub has spoken in the past about dating a notable female UFC fighter, though it is unclear about whom he was talking in this case. Schaub probably has already said too much.