UFC 226 Recap & Santos vs. Ivanov Picks | Ep. 87 Podcast | BELOW THE BELT with Brendan Schaub

Brendan recaps UFC 226, explains why Daniel Cormier is GOAT, and makes his picks for UFC Fight Night Junior dos Santos vs. Blagoy Ivanov. Schaub also talks breaking news like Dana White on Francis Ngannou’s ego, why Brian Ortega is declining fights, why Brock Lesnar is a bigger draw than Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey 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. There is NO legitimate reason Conor would be considered a GOAT… Dude has insane skill, has done A LOT for the UFC and even the fighters. Has given us spectacular performances and comebacks. But he has NOT Defended a single belt of his career a single time. That alone yanks him from that conversation. Conor will always be a GOAT on the Marketing side… Not the fighting (Not saying he doesn't have GOAT level skill because I think he does. It's simply his body of work.)

  2. Ima just be happy when I get through one video where the name Anthony Pettis and Wheaties Box aren’t in the same sentence….

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