Brendan Schaub’s Net Worth : Lifestyle & Career

An American former professional mixed martial arts fighter,  podcast host and stand-up comedian, Brendan Schaub’s net worth is $2 million.

The American fighter started his MMA career in 2009 after signing to compete on The Ultimate Fighter.

He continued the career of MMA fighter for 5 years until 2014.

Before MMA, Schaub was a football athlete. During his junior years, he had been transferred to the University of Colorado to play football full-time but unfortunately got redshirted in his first season.

After college, Schaub was signed in by the Buffalo Bills to their practice squad but released before the regular season. He then went on to sign with the Arena Football League’s Utah Blaze.

Brendan Peter Schaub

Schaub retired from football in 2007.

The athlete started as a boxer. He initially competed in amateur boxing and won the Colorado Novice-Division Golden Gloves heavyweight title.

Later on, he started training in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) at Grudge Training Center, where he met UFC heavyweight contender Shane Carwin. The two eventually became friends as well as training partners.

Schaub’s professional MMA career started with a 4-0 record and won the heavyweight title for the Ring of Fire.

He played 15 matches in his MMA career, where he won 10 matches and lost 5.

Currently, he is famous as a podcaster along with being a standup comedian. Moreover, he is known for his podcast, “The Fighter and the Kid.”

Schaub and comedian Bryan Callen started their podcast “The Fighter and The Kid” in 2013. Fox Network produced the show until 2016 where a contract dispute arose.

Recently, Schaub is a solo comedian.

Quick Facts

Let’s learn some facts about the retired pro-MMA Fighter.

Full Name Brendan Peter Schaub
Known as Brendan Schaub
Net Worth $2 Million
Date of birth 18th March 1983
Place of birth Aurora, Colorado, United States
Residence Los Angeles, United States
Marital Status Engaged
Children Tiger, Boston
Father’s name Peter Schaub
Mother’s name Debra Schaub
Siblings Jay Schaub (Brother)
Gender Male
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Age 41
Education University Of Colorado Boulder
Hair color Dark Black
Eye color Dark Brown
Height 6 feet 4 inches (193cm)
Weight 111 kg (245 lbs.)
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession American stand-up comedian, podcast host, and former professional mixed martial artist
Movies Range, The Tax Collector
Social media TwitterInstagram, Facebook
Last Update April, 2024

Brendan Schaub: Net Worth and Income

Brendan Schaub’s net worth of $2 million approximately comprises his diversified career as an MMA Fighter, podcast host, standup-comedy, endorsements, and private investments.

Schaub started his career with some thousands of dollars from football.

Similarly, his revenue grew once he started taking titles in UFC. He made a good sum of money from each UFC fight that he won.

The other source of income is through podcasts and stand-up comedy that pays a hefty amount to people with a good fan base.

He also owns a clothing line named “The Brendan Schaub Collection.” His collection houses a variety of top wear for men, women, kids, and even dogs.

It is estimated that Brendan makes $475K per year as a salary. However, his earnings through other sources are in the dark.

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Brendan Schaub: Cars and Houses


Just like people who have millions of dollars as their net worth, a fraction of Brendan Schaub’s net worth also comprises luxury cars.

Schaub is a machine guy and a big fan of cars. Among them, the Porsche 911 has been his dream car since he was 6 years old.

Brendan Schaub recently announced that he purchased a Porsche 911. He announced the news on Twitter.

Brendan Schaub pose with his Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 is worth around $100K. It is a two-seater coupe with a 370 horsepower engine that produces 331 pounds per foot at 1700 rpm.

Other than the Porsche 911, there have been reports of him purchasing a Mercedes G Wagon, which is yet official.

However, he recently may have leaked that his next car is a Ferrari in his show “The Fighter and The Kid.”

He yet has a plan of expanding his collections shortly.


The best investment considered is in real estate. Branden Schaub’s net worth comprises of his investment in his house as well.

Rumors have it that the former MMA fighter has multiple houses. Schaub himself is a huge fan of luxury stays with all the expected modern facilities.

The comedian and former Pro MMA fighter purchased a house in the West Los Angeles Estate near Santa Monica Airport.

Schaub purchased his house in 2018, finally remodeling it in 2017. The two-story house spreads onto a 3635-sq-foot floor plan that offers 5 bedrooms and 3.75 bathrooms.

The house looked modern, including a formal dining room, indoor and outdoor family room, an office, and a center-island kitchen.  Nonetheless, Schaub also gave some personal touches, like splashing a bit of black onto the stark white façade.

Brendan Schaub’s house at West L.A. was sold for $2.17million

On the contrary to how amazing the property looked, former Pro MMA Fighter Brendan Schaub had to sell his house at $2.17 million, which is $2,500 less than what he had paid for.

Besides that, there has been no information about the current residence of Schaub, but there have been guesses from his fans that he lives near Marina Del Ray, which is yet to confirm.

Brenden Schaub: Lifestyle and Vacations


The retired Pro MMA fighter Brenden Schaub likes to keep a low profile while out in public, but his social media is flooded with featured posts for other brands.

He is an avid fan of fashion but prefers to stay minimalist and smart. In fact, his go-to attire is mostly a T-shirt, Jacket, Joggers, and Sneakers. Schaub prefers to keep things casual with simple shades.

On the contrary, he loves sneakers and is even termed as a “Sneakerhead.”

Brendan Schaub shows off his sneakers collection.

His most favored sneaker is the Nike Jordan 11 conquers, which is priced for around $220. He loves it to the extent that he bought a pair each for his entire team at the UFC.

He has other collections of shoes naming Nike air max, Nike Jordan 5’s, Nike air force, and many more.

Schaub also owns a Rolex Submariner, which retails for $12,000 approx. We can see the Rolex on his wrist almost all of the time.


The standup comedian and retired pro-MMA fighter travel a lot for his shows. His travel is mostly for shows relating to standup comedy or Schaub as a commentator for different events.

Despite the travels made, there is only one vacation that was publicized when he traveled to Mexico. The vacation was made public on his Twitter page and the podcast “The Fighter and The Kid.”

Brendan Schaub: Charity

Brendan Schaub is known as a player who gives back to the community.

He is also a two-time winner of the “Tequila Cazadores Spirit Award.” The award is for UFC Fighters who show honor in and out of the match arena by providing donations.

Schaub’s charities have gone to Doctors without Borders, who help people from rural areas access medical facilities in over 70 countries.  They focus on the current crisis and make sure that every patient gets their medical necessities fulfilled.

The charities have also gone to the Colorado Humane Society & SPCA, which helps protect the animals in Colorado to be free from any animal cruelty.

Brendan Schaub: Media, Investments, and Endorsements


After Brendan retired from his MMA career, he started a podcast and stand-up comedy career, making him among the famous faces seen on many shows.

In the year 2016, Schaub made his first feature film debut in the movie Range.

Later on, in 2017, Schaub was invited by Showtime Television Network for commentary and analysis of the Mayweather/McGregor boxing match alongside Mauro, Ranallo, Paulie Malignaggi, and Brian Custer.

Schaub also began working for E! Entertainment News as a co-host for the after-shows Golden Globes, Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and Grammy Awards in 2018.

In January 2019, Brendan Schaub filmed his first-ever Showtime comedy special, “You’d Be Surprised,” which was aired on May 18, 2019.

Recently in 2020, Schaub made his second appearance in the movie The Tax Collector by David Ayer.


Brendan Schaub keeps his investments private and hasn’t publicized his portfolio.


During his UFC career, Schaub had many sponsors. Companies like Big Rentals Construction Company,, The Regin Training Center, Box N Burn Gym, Soul Electronics, and Alchemist Management.

After the retirement of the MMA Fighter from UFC, Schaub has not been endorsed by the company.

In addition, he now acts as an influencer and gets featured in different sports fashion apparel brands.

Brendan Schaub: Career

Early Career

Brendan’s career started as a football player in his high school and college years. He opted for a different path once he retired from the sport and started boxing training.

Young Schaub won his first amateur boxing title in the Colorado novice-division Golden Gloves Heavyweight Title.

Later on, he began his professional career in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) with a 4-0 record and won the heavyweight title for The Ring of Fire.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

In 2009, Schaub signed in the UFC to compete on The Ultimate Fighter season. He gained victory till the finale when he faced Roy Nelson and was knocked out by punch in the first round.

On March 19, 2011, Schaub competed against Mirko Cro Cop, which he won via a third-round knockout punch. He was awarded Knockout of the Night.

Brendan Schaub Vs Mirko Cro Cop

In December 2014, Joe Rogan (A commentator from UFC and Schaub’s friend) had a joint podcast with Schaub and Bryan Callen when Callen and Rogan advised Schaub to retire from MMA.

In 2015, Schaub announced his retirement from MMA on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

The podcast and Stand-up comedy

In 2013, Schaub and Bryan Callen started their first podcast, “The Fighter and The Kid,” based on UFC. FOX Network produced the Podcast till 2016.

They also had started their tour to perform shows that were a mix between live podcasts and a duo stand-up comedy.

Moreover, in 2016, Schaub launched his solo podcast titled Big Brown Breakdown related to combat sports and mixed martial arts. The episodes air on YouTube.

However, the show generated controversy when he claimed that the UFC on the Fox panel of presenters had been selected based on race to show diversity.

Poster for The Fighter and The Kid 3D

Schaub and Callen also released a sketch comedy series on iTunes named The Fighter and The Kid 3D during the year 2016.

In February 2018, Schaub partnered with Showtime Television Network to rebrand his solo podcast to the name “Below the Belt with Brendan Schaub.”

Simultaneously, they released a web show of the same name where Schaub would serve as the host.

In December 2018, Schaub and Theo Von announced their new podcast titled “King and the Sting.”

3 Facts about Brendan Schaub

  • Brendan Schaub’s father, Peter Schaub, is a second-degree black belt in taekwondo.
  • Schaub’s first preference was football, and he tried to get a sports scholarship in the university.
  • Schaub was addicted to Oxycontin pills for months after getting a broken nose in his fight with Mirko Cro Cop.


Which belt did Brendan Schaub earn in his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

In May 2021, Schaub got promoted to blackbelt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu after 14 years of training.

Which football team does Schaub support?

Schaub is a big fan of the Cleveland Browns and supports Denver, Colorado, and Los Angeles teams.

Is Brendan Schaub married?

Schaub is engaged to Joanna Zanella, and they have two sons (Tiger and Boston).



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