Brendan Schaub Says He Would Retire If He Never Got A Title Shot
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.12.2014
It wouldn't be worth it...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Brendan Schaub (10-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) said he would retire if he was never given a title shot in the UFC. He will fight Andrei Arlovski (21-10 MMA, 10-4 UFC) at UFC 174 this Saturday from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver. It will happen on the main card on PPV (10 PM ET) after a preliminary card on FOX Sports 1 at 8 PM ET.
On moving to California: "I had good things in Colorado, but I just needed to switch things up. I just needed to grow as a fighter and as a person. Out in Los Angeles, I've assembled a team to become a champion. I have the best in all aspects of the game out there. I'm just happier out there. I'm at the beach every day and stuff like that, so things are really good."
On what will happen at UFC 174: "I'm not sure what to expect. I think that's why I'm so nervous for this fight. I'm the first to admit that. I'm scared before I fight. Before this one, I'm nervous because I don't know what to expect. Is it going to be the guy who was beating up Fedor Emelianenko before he made a mistake, or is it going to be the guy who had four straight losses at one point? It's just the fear of the unknown. He trains at one of the best camps in the world at (Greg) Jackson's (gym), so I just don't know what to expect. That's as honest as I can be."
On his goals: "I would retire right now if (UFC President) Dana White said, ‘Yo, Schaub. You're never getting a title shot,'" Schaub said. "Or if I was one of those journeymen that won one, lost two, won one, lost two. That just wouldn't be for me. This sport is way to hard and takes too much time and energy. I expect big things out of myself.