UFC 226 Breakdown & Picks | Ep. 86 Podcast | BELOW THE BELT with Brendan Schaub

Brendan breaks down/makes picks for UFC 226 and TUF finale Stylebender vs Tavares and talks breaking MMA & boxing news/events, Deontay Wilder interview and real story behind Joshua fight fallout, Liddell vs Ortiz 3 confirmed, Drake’s new song and Max Holloway, Cormier vs Miocic affecting Jon Jones, taping back to back episodes of Ridiculousness, Lebron to the Lakers, 4th of July plans, World Cup, new Yeezys, 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. Penalty kicks are a funny onevpersonally i was very good at reading where they was going to shoot but it takes years of practice. For example i had a ball booted against a brick wall with my back turned and had to turn and save it before it went past me. Pure reflex training

  2. Schuab "little place in Australia, Sydney"

    Sydney is the biggest city in Australia

  3. Schaub I love you brother but sometimes u sound dumb af. I get what u meant but do u realize u said Stipe is a watered down version of Cain, this was right after you said Stipe is the most successful heavyweight of all time… and u have said multiple times, best heavyweight of all time. Come on brotherrrrr

  4. 27:10 Yes Schaub, being the penalty kicker. Nobody excepts the goalie to save that penalty. The pressure is on the kicker in front of those 80.000 people

  5. Hey guys, just letting you know that BELOW THE BELT with Brendan Schaub is now officially finished.
    I've spoken with my management and we're now moving on to bigger and better things.
    Me and B are now starring in a new series similar to Fear Factor in which my buddy Joe stared in.
    Thank you all for your support and I look forward to the new series.

  6. Max vs T-City is probably the best fight in featherweight history. I think Max finishes T-City in the 3rd round. I understand that he gets stronger as the fight goes on, but I think that this really is the Blessed Era. In his second fight with Aldo he just put the pressure on him and did not give him an ounce of space to breathe. I think Max just puts the foot on the gas peddle and keeps it there until he breaks him down. Max not only throws punches in volume, but he has very deceptive power and that damage accumulates over time. Granted Pettis was drained from his cut, but Max broke him down and finished him. The first Aldo fight Max got off to a slow start, but the next two rounds he put the pressure on him and grounded and pounded him out. I do concede the fact T-City can throw a Hail Mary and catch Max, but I do think this the Blessed Era and I think Max gets it done via 3rd TKO

  7. Brendon Doesn’t let the truth get in the way of a news story.
    Wilder information way off and fight IQ is trash # bad liar.! Analyst my arse.

  8. i love listening to schaub talking about bball who the the fuck is kwame hahaha try kawhi hahahahhaha

  9. Joshua and Wilder both want the fight. But wilder IMO has outpriced himself and he has recently said will only accept a 50-50 split. LOOL 39 bums and 1 good 42 year old fighter and acting like he’s the man.

  10. DC vs Stipe can go both ways. And I feel like Schaub is underestimating him. Stipe was a really good baseball player other than just being a very good wrestler. He is a legit athlete. Remember Schaub was saying that Stipe couldn’t take Francis down and that guys at the Olympic training facility couldn’t even take Francis down and he ate that all up. And guess what; Stipe dominated Francis with his wrestling and his ground and pound. That being said I think Stipe actually wins either by 4th round TKO or by a close decision. I think DC is gonna try and make this a dirty fight and keep it in the clinch as much as possible and will look for the takedowns especially in the early rounds. But I think we’ll see a shift in momentum during the 3rd rounds and he starts to use his distance and his own kicks to neutralize the pressure of DC. I honestly hope the fight is a draw lol. But I think Stipe is gonna win either 4th round TKO or by a close decision

  11. Mma needs to start cross-promoting so we can see fights like wonderboy vs venom page, kron gracie vs ortega, angela lee vs namajunas, michael chandler vs khabib……

  12. I dont want to see chuck and tito fight again, especially for $$$$…. i want them to have made enough money that they dont have to taint their name that they have earned… mma fighters should be making money like nfl players…..

  13. Yo did Brendan say gsp vs Bisping isn’t a superfight because they’re older…. when dc is 39?!

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