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UFC senior commentator, Joe Rogan offers advice and opinion on Brendan Schaub's "pissing contest" with organization president, Dana White.

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Recently, the UFC's historic deal with Reebok has been making big waves, and not in the most positive fashion. When it was first announced last year, speculation was rampant that the deal was light on cash and heavy on fighter disadvantage. When the company finally dropped its tiered projections earlier this month, it was met with widespread criticism by everyone from fans to athletes.

One of the athletes that was most concerned was heavyweight (soon to be light heavyweight), Brendan Schaub. The 32-year-old Colorado native pointed out in a tweet that he would be taking a huge hit with the way the tiers worked with tenure in the UFC, as he had been making at or above $100K per fight in outside sponsor funding.

While fighters such as Tim Kennedy, Matt Mitrione, Myles Jury, Gegard Mousasi and a slew of others also voiced their concerns publicly, organization president, Dana White took particular exception to Schaub's claims in a recent interview with Michael Landsberg, insinuating that Brendan wasn't making the six figures he was claiming.

You're in a pissing contest. He pissed on you. I saw him on that Landsberg show. He basically pulled his d*ck out and peed all over you. -Joe Rogan

In a recent spot on Joe Rogan's fight companion podcast, Big Brown stood by his numbers, but feels he doesn't need to go through the hassle of proving it to outside parties.

"I'm not lying," he said. "But it does nothing for me to prove this and do all this stuff, because first things first, I'm Team UFC, man. I wouldn't have this platform, I wouldn't have this fame, I wouldn't be able to make money that I'm doing now if it wasn't for Dana White and the UFC. I'm not anti-UFC in the least bit."

"The UFC is no different than a Microsoft or an Apple," Schaub said. "You've gotta crack some eggs to make an omelet. There's gonna be some guys upset. But in the grand scheme of things, it might be better for the overall concept of all the UFC fighters. I don't know. Maybe I'm the exception."

Rogan had the exact opposite opinion:

"That's not true, though," Rogan said. "A lot of people don't like this deal. This is a deal that a lot of people have criticized.

"I don't know if he actually knew how much money guys like you who are very clever with your marketing and really good at promoting yourself how much they were making. He obviously didn't talk to you about it, so how could he know?"

"If somebody called me a liar, I would release the papers," Rogan told Schaub. "If I knew that I had everything on paper that would show that I wasn't a liar. It doesn't make sense to call you a liar. It makes sense to ask you what you were getting paid and then, 'Well, can you send me that?' That's like a rational conversation. It gets irrational when someone calls you a liar when you know you're not a liar and you do have the tax returns. The rational response to that is to just show."

"You're in a pissing contest," Rogan said. "He pissed on you. I saw him on that Landsberg show. He basically pulled his d*ck out and peed all over you."

The outspoken senior commentator went on to point out that while he disagreed with White's stance on the matter, they were still close friends and even went so far to say that if DFW wasn't a part of the UFC, he likely would step away from calling fights.

"Dana called you a liar," Rogan said. "I know you're not a liar. I love Dana. He's been my friend for a long f*cking time. If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't even be working for the UFC. If he quit or the UFC got sold to someone else, I'd probably stop doing it. I really would."

Thanks to MMA Fighting's Marc Raimondi for the transcription of quotes from the podcast.

Video of the conversation can be found starting at 2:36:17