“My Condolences Mr. Gamebred” – Brendan Schaub Following Joe Rogan’s Lead Into Commentary for Jorge Masvidal Has UFC Fans in Splits

Published 01/24/2024, 12:40 AM EST

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In a surprising turn of events, Brendan Schaub is set to follow Joe Rogan’s path into commentary! The former UFC heavyweight transitioned into a career in podcasting and comedy after a UFC tenure that saw him secure wins against notable names like Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic, Gabriel Gonzaga, and Matt Mitrione.

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But his latest venture into the commentary world has drawn a mix of humor and skepticism from the MMA fandom! According to an update shared on Instagram, Schaub will be joining Jorge Masvidal’s promotion, ‘Gamebred FC’ as a commentator, and the reactions by the fans indicate that they will be looking forward to the event but for a different reason!

Fans react in laughter as Brendan Schaub set to don Joe Rogan ‘hat’


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Jorge Masvidal, the former UFC BMF title holder, launched his own ‘bare-knuckle’ MMA promotion in 2021, two years before retiring from MMA. Masvidal’s association with bare-knuckle fighting extends back to his early days in combat sports when he made a name for himself doing backyard brawls on YouTube!

And in a recent update on Instagram, the organization and Masvidal shared, “We’d like to officially welcome @brendanschaub to the Gamebred Commentary Team! #LFG”


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Schaub’s addition to the commentary team for the promotion has drawn a flurry of reactions from the fans with comments ranging from condolences to jokes about his English proficiency!

Some fans jokingly shared their ‘condolences’ for Masvidal – “Sorry to hear that. My condolences Mr. Gamebred”

Others pointed out their assessment of Schaub’s speaking skills – “Bro can’t even speak English properly”

Many even pointed out his history of providing ‘wrong’ takes – “Lol Schaub has the worst takes for someone who used to compete in the UFC”

Some even claimed that Schaub is unable to pronounce ‘long’ words – “The guy that cannot pronounce words longer than 3 syllables? Great choice!”

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Others took jabs at Schaub’s perceived struggles with brain damage sustained in his fighting career: Bro is gonna get this sport banned when he opens his mush mouth lmao. The CTE is real with Bapa”

And many took humorous jabs at the ‘meme’ potential of the situation and sarcastic references to Schaub’s language skills:

“Let’s gooo this is gonna be entertaining  I see the memes already”

“This is amazing. The wordsmith himself.”

Overall, the reactions suggest a lighthearted and humorous response to Schaub’s venture into commentary, acknowledging the uniqueness he brings to the role. But despite the fan’s jabs at his MMA analysis, Brendan Schaub recently revealed an interesting look at another former UFC heavyweight’s career and future!

‘The Predator’ may not return to PFL according to Schaub

In the uncertain landscape of Francis Ngannou’s MMA future, Brendan Schaub is skeptical about Ngannou returning to the PFL. Schaub believes Ngannou’s success in securing lucrative boxing matches with heavyweight giants like Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua may signal the end of his MMA journey!


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In a recent video on his YouTube channel, the former fighter explained, “The PFL thing never made sense to me, and I think PFL is his side chick, I think it’s a Plan B.”

He also dismissed the PFL as “lacking” the caliber of competition found in the UFC, where top-tier heavyweights like Ciryl Gane, Tom Aspinall, and Jon Jones reside. Therefore, the lure of substantial paydays and marquee matchups in the boxing world seems to overshadow the potential legacy impact of a PFL belt in Ngannou’s career, according to Schaub.


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Do you think the fans are right in their assessment of Brendan Schaub’s commentary skills? And what do you think about his opinion on Francis Ngannou’s MMA journey? Share your thoughts in the comments below!



Written by:

Dushyant Patni


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I am Dushyant Patni, a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. My passion for Mixed Martial Arts started because my father used to be a boxer and a martial arts fanatic. It passed down to me as my first pair of boxing gloves were his old ones! Prior to joining EssentiallySports, I honed my writing and editing skills across various organizations as a writer and an editor.
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Yeswanth Praveen




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