Former UFC heavyweight standout Brendan Schaub has received an insane offer to fight Derrick Lewis in a bare-knuckle MMA bout. Will Schaub accept the challenge? Read more to find out!
Former UFC heavyweight standout Brendan Schaub has recently received an absolutely mind-blowing offer to take on Derrick Lewis in a bare-knuckle MMA fight. Despite not competing for nearly a decade, Schaub has remained a prominent figure in the world of mixed martial arts through his appearances on popular podcasts such as Food Truck Diaries and The Schaub Show.
During a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, Schaub revealed that Jorge Masvidal had approached him with a multi-million dollar deal to potentially fight heavyweight knockout artist Derrick Lewis in a bare-knuckle MMA match. While Schaub initially dismissed the offer, his friend and co-host of The Fighter and the Kid podcast, Bryan Callen, was persistent in convincing him to consider it.
Schaub shared, ‘Recently, he was trying to get me to take a fight. And then he even called my manager. I was like, ‘Are you out of your fcking mind?’ It started as a joke when Jorge [Masvidal] came on and Jorge was like, ‘Well, we want to offer you a fight.’ I’m like, ‘It’s not happening, dude’ and we’re just joking around. Like I’ll fight another comedian, like Louis C.K. or Tim Dillon, joking around, and he’s like, ‘No, Derrick Lewis is a free agent.’ I’m not… Are you out of your fcking mind? Bare knuckles with Derrick Lewis, are you out of your f*cking mind? Then they threw out another name like, well, I could beat that guy tonight in my shorts. And then afterward the money they were throwing around is insane, dude. They have big-time funders. The money’s stupid. You’re talking multiple seven figures. I guess for my ego I think, damn, that’s cool you think I’m worth that. Definitely not, but it’s great, you know. It’s a compliment.’
While Brendan Schaub seems unlikely to return to the cage anytime soon, Derrick Lewis is determined to make another run at the UFC heavyweight title . Lewis recently scored his 22nd career knockout victory with a dominant 33-second win over Marcos Rogério de Lima. Although Lewis is currently a free agent, he has expressed his desire to re-sign with the UFC and pursue another shot at the heavyweight championship before retiring.
In conclusion, Brendan Schaub’s insane offer to fight Derrick Lewis in a bare-knuckle MMA bout has sparked intrigue within the mixed martial arts community. While Schaub initially dismissed the proposal, the significant financial incentives and the involvement of high-profile individuals have made him consider the possibility. However, it remains uncertain whether Schaub will ultimately accept the offer and step back into the cage after nearly a decade of absence.
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