We posted yesterday when Joe Rogan first gave his friend Brendan Schaub a brutally honest assessment of his place in the UFC after his loss to Travis Browne at UFC 181. Now here's the complete video. It's pretty epic.
Here are some key quotes via MMA Fighting: "The reality of your skill set, where you're at now, I don't see you beating the elite guys," Rogan told Schaub. "I don't see you beating Cain Velasquez. I don't see you beating Junior dos Santos. I don't see you beating Fabricio Werdum.
"You came into fighting fairly late in life," said Rogan. "You're a good athlete. You're a big guy, a strong guy and you can do a lot of things because of that. You're very dedicated and you're very disciplined and you get s**t done, but there's a reality of fluidity of movement, of mechanical efficiency of movement that happens when you get a guy who has trained his whole life at a certain aspect of MMA. Whether it's wrestling, kickboxing, jiu jitsu ... there's a fluidity of their movement that you don't really have."
"It's not that you don't try hard, that you're not dedicated, that you're not disciplined, that you're not intelligent. There's s**t that other people can do that you can't do."
"Joe, I think it's easy for you to sit there, with whatever, $12 million in the bank and say, 'Oh, you need to stop doing this," Schaub declared defensively. "It's easier when you're set and you don't come from that background and you're going home to your wife and kid in your f***ing $6 million mansion. It's like, 'Bro, you shouldn't fight. Brain trauma. It's bad.' 'OK, I'll just stop doing it. I'll just do a podcast for the next 40 years.'
When Rogan asked him if he'd ever fight again, there wasn't much hesitation from Schaub.
"100 percent," said Schaub. "100 percent, Joe."