Brian Ortega, Rener Gracie, and Wilder-Ortiz | Ep. 69 Podcast | BELOW THE BELT with Brendan Schaub

Brian Ortega and Rener Gracie join Brendan in-studio to discuss Brian’s big win against Frankie Edgar, turning chaos into art, upcoming fight with Max Holloway at UFC 226, why Brian wouldn’t have taken the fight if he was Edgar, media obligations and more. Brendan also recaps UFC 222, breaks down Wilder vs Ortiz, talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, answers fan questions and much more.

BELOW THE BELT explores the intersection of combat sports and pop culture through the eyes of former fighter, comedian and red carpet host Brendan Schaub. The program discusses the latest news in combat sports and pop culture, with Schaub delivering candid thoughts in his unique and unfiltered style. Below the Belt features interviews with the biggest names in combat sports and entertainment, road trips, fight camp visits, sketches, animation and pop-culture spoofs.


  1. Been watching and listening to Brendan for a while now, also seen Brian Ortega's career rise and rise, love the Gracies and I think Rener is an awesome practicioner, a Master in BJJ, amazing teacher, (My teacher is Marter Francisco Mansur so nothing but repect for Rener's lineage) but please Rener, with all due respect brother, let Brian enjoy his shine, this is his time and I know he will be champion and for a long time, let him be, he is so super polite to complaint about the fact you and Brendan do not let him talk.
    Anyway, awesome conversation. But should have been purely about Brian "T City" Ortega.

  2. HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! Think thats a good move? fat kid in the pool HAHAHAHAHA!! Every single person that heard that know of at least 1 fat kid in water with his shirt on. 6:27

  3. I now wanna watch a fight with 3 times as many refs as fighters.

  4. I wish Brian the best. Never stop believing in yourself and keep up with your excellent job.???

  5. I agree Brendan about Dern debut. She’s still a project in work. I wasn’t impressed with her performance. Work hard ? ahead. Good luck girl?

  6. Brendan stop interrupting your guests you arrogant fuck. Stop acting like you know more than everyone else. You’re always wrong you fucking idiot. Humble yourself fuckface.

  7. So he has a Showtime logo on his own product that he made and now they have changed the format…after all the shit he was talking about Fox in the past and now he sells out to Showtime, bad podcast name bad camera work, do better….

  8. Audio for other videos you are playing during the podcast … couldn’t even hear what joe and dc were saying or what Mackenzie is saying … there’s gotta be a better way to play those if that is what you are going to do

  9. T City is definitely a breath of fresh air. He won me over after the Cub fight, such a fun fighter to watch.

  10. Youre comparing something that recently to something that happened 14 YEARS AGO! Like what are you talking about pick a lane?

  11. Where were you ? Exactly! The fuck were you watching, Ortiz wasn't winning shit maybe first 2 rds. Youre opinion on Boxing is so irrelevant its insane…Stick to UFC which youre still pretty bad at..

  12. WTF is wrong with wearing sweats at the FUCKING AIRPORT? Who dresses up so that they can sweat in something other than sweats?

  13. Your belt and shoes everything in your pockets…. walk through metal detectors… ummm. Why not just come in with nighties & flip

  14. Bruh this literally made me a fan of this man, obviously his performances first but never seen him in a interview before his mad chill and very good behind the mic, definitely a big fan this man from now on but idk how the hell his gonna beat Holloway but I’m happy for eather fight there both great guys, great fighters, young, these guys are the future of 145

  15. Mackenzie Durden I like to pretend she doesn't mean to do the fake accent she just has a similar problem to Edward Norton in Fight Club?

  16. Brendan "stupid fucking camera angles cause I saw camera guys at the Oscars red carpet party do it" Schaub

  17. For fuck sake Brendan it's number one "contender". Didn't Joe Rogan explained this to you.

  18. Brian has made mistakes in life like the rest of us I wish him all the best in his career and hope he becomes a UFC world champion, he's a cool guy and that mother fucker is savage in the octagon.

  19. Accents do change. My friend is from the UK and has lived in Canada for almost 45 years and his accent is totally gone. His mother is from Ireland and when he went there for half the year he came back with an Irish accent and was gone within 3 or 4 months. His father is from India and he was there for a little over a month and came back with an East Indian accent for almost an entire year and out of all that it has went back to a Canadian English accent.

  20. I enjoyed Brian talking about how even if he fails at least the gave it his all then everyone had to jump in and ruin the bit

  21. Great channel, with great content!

    If you like boxing, check out my Boxing_Kings Highlight Series, this week featuring Roy Jones Jr.
    I know, normally i hate guys too that ask you to check out their channel but hey gotta start somewhere rigth?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *