It all started with Schaub’s comments on his show.
“I think everybody is all high and mighty on these guys who come from kickboxing, boxing backgrounds. When they come over to the UFC, they expect them to be elite strikers,” Schaub said. “The distance, the combos, the head movement, the number of variables, it’s a completely different game, so to me that never translates.”
Adesanya, a former kickboxer, posted the clip on Instagram, along with his reaction to Schaub’s statements.
After seeing this post, it didn’t take long for the UFC President to comment and insult his former heavyweight fighter in Schaub.
“Such a f—kin tool!!!!” White commented. “What the f—k does this idiot know about the sport or the business??? @stylebender for u to be listening to one word from this MORON is a waste of ur time. Guy went 6-5 in the UFC!!! The only thing he could teach u is how to get KO’d. Tune idiots like this OUT.”
Schaub then responded to White with a couple of insults of his own, even referencing his ex in Ronda Rousey.
“@danawhite whoooooooa look who got a break from folding Ronda’s laundry to jump on instagram. Bravo sir. He’s right @stylebender what do I know listen to the bald fat guy who has never been in a fight in his life. Do that. ”
The former UFC heavyweight also tried to clarify his stance, telling Adesanya he was talking about a different kickboxer in Gokhan Saki, who also fought in the same weekend.
“You’re a monster. I was referring to guy with Lil mma Experience (Saki) was my main point coming straight to UFC or major mma leagues. You have a ton of experience in mma before getting to the UFC,” Schaub wrote.