‘It’s a Terrible Idea for Junior’ – Brendan Schaub Weighs In on Junior dos Santos vs Kubrat Pulev

Published 12/29/2021, 12:00 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 11: Junior Dos Santos of Brazil poses on the scale during the UFC 256 weigh-in at UFC APEX on December 11, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Junior dos Santos, the former UFC fighter, will face Bulgarian boxing legend Kubrat Pulev in a thrilling encounter at the forthcoming triad combat event in early 2022. Triller’s triad combat event is a hybrid of MMA and professional boxing, with unique regulations designed for the event.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The Triad Combat event also features an exciting new triangular design for the ring, instead of a square ring or the octagon, leaving no room for combatants to escape. The previous triad combat event was both thrilling and brutal.

Triller’s first triad combat event took held in November, earlier this year. The event included prominent names like Kubrat Pulev, Frank Mir, and Mike Perry. Metallica, the iconic heavy metal band, closed out the night with a live performance.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The former UFC fighter, Brendan Schaub, weighed in on the upcoming bout between Junior dos Santos and Kubrat Pulev on his podcast show, Below the Belt.

He said,” It’s a terrible idea for Junior. I don’t get it. Pulev is an absolute f*cking savage, dude. He is an absolute savage. I don’t know why you would want to get in there if you were dos Santos.”

Schaub added,” I guess, I don’t know where he’s at financially. Maybe that makes sense…It’s insane. Look what Pulev did to f*cking Frank Mir, dude… I just don’t get it.”

Another exciting fight booked for the second Triller Triad Combat event is Vitor Belfort versus Chad Dawson.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Junior dos Santos: UFC career

Junior dos Santos is a former UFC heavyweight champion who put up some extremely impressive fights during the prime days of his career. The fighter still holds the record of having the longest winning streak in UFC Heavyweight division history, 9 wins.

WICHITA, KS – MARCH 09: Junior Dos Santos of Brazil celebrates after defeating Derrick Lewis in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Intrust Bank Arena on March 9, 2019, in Wichita, Kansas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The fighter has won 15 fights during his time at the UFC. He’s defeated some notable fighters in the promotion. Some of these include Derrick Lewis, Frank Mir, and Stipe Miocic.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Junior dos Santos was released from the UFC earlier this year, in March. The Brazilian was on a four-fight losing streak. His last UFC fight was against Ciryl Gane at UFC  256, where he lost via knockout.

Enjoyed reading this article? Download our exclusive app to get 24x7 coverage, latest memes and social media banter. Click here to download.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Pranit Punjabi

278 articles

Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT