‘That’s Vile S***’ – Former UFC Fighter Weighs in on Deontay Wilder vs Mark Breland

Published 02/20/2021, 9:30 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 23: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder celebrates after defeating Luis Ortiz in their title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 23, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wilder retained his title with a seventh-round knockout. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)


The recent altercations between Deontay Wilder, and his former trainer Mark Breland, have garnered different opinions from the combat community. Several people have demeaned the former WBC champion for his accusations of Breland. However, Wilder seems unbothered with those criticisms and has continued to express his disregard for Breland.

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Following his loss to Tyson Fury, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ blamed Mark Breland for spiking his water and throwing in the towel too early. Subsequently, he handed the trainer his marching orders. He further denounced the American trainer in several interviews. In response, Breland fired back at ‘The Bronze Bomber’ and turned the relationship even dirtier.

That said, former UFC contender, Brendan Schaub, has also dived into the subject with his opinion. Schaub hasn’t taken anyone’s side. Instead, he has ridiculed the entire act for the sake of the sport.

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Speaking on Below the Belt Clips, he said, “It’s just dark he hates to see that s*** man. All the sh*** those guys have been through, coaches and their fighters are so close. They are staying at hotels together, they are going through training camp together, you both are sacrificing your family life together. So there’s this bond, so for them to sh** on each other is just, that’s vile s*** man.”

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Meanwhile, Wilder and Breland are far apart from coming under terms. Currently, they are on opposite ends of the spectrum. So, Wilder’s current training camp might lack some experience. Although Jay Deas is still in the slot, Breland’s absence might be hard to cope up with.

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Breland and Wilder have seen several successful nights alongside each other. The two have paved the path to Wilder’s world title victory and the unprecedented run until facing Tyson Fury. However, things changed when ‘The Bronze Bomber’ lost that precious ‘0’ on his record.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 18: Deontay Wilder looks at the crowd and celebrates after knocking out Dominic Breazeale in the first round during their bout for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight championship at Barclays Center on May 18, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Geathers/Getty Images)

Fury poleaxed Wilder throughout the fight and outpointed him with several knockdowns. As the punishment continued, Breland threw in the towel to stop the fight in round seven.

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The differences between him and Wilder began from there. Following the loss, Wilder instantly protested against Breland and began cussing him in public.

‘The Bronze Bomber’ has yet to return, and his next fight will be a litmus test of how in/effective he will be without his long-time trainer. Do you think Deontay Wilder will be equally treacherous without Mark Breland?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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