Schaub: ‘Brazilians Not Doing Too Well Since New PED Testing’

Schaub: ‘Brazilians Not Doing Too Well Since New PED Testing’



UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub on his podcast ‘The Fighter and the Kid’ sees a link betwen the recent decline of some Brazilian UFC fighters (Anderson Silva, Vitor Belfort, Machida, Renan Barrao etc..) and the UFC’s new PED testing policy which came into effect on July 1 2015.

Transcribed by Tim Burke for BE.


Schaub: Hey, real quick. I’m just gonna throw this out there. You guys can say what you want. I mean yeah, Demian Maia looked good, but…since this, uh…I might take some heat for this, but whatever. Since this drug testing, anyone notice the ol’ Brazilians ain’t doing too well? Ever notice the people, the ol’ South America ain’t doing too hot since this drug testing thing?

Callen: Brendan, are you suggesting that Brazilians are on drugs?

Schaub: I’m just saying, if there are disciplines of MMA for Brazilians, it’s (counting on his fingers) Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, steroids, boxing. I’m just saying. It’s weird. It’s weird.

Callen: Brendan, I’m going to ask you to be a little more fair in your critique.

Schaub: Okay, name a Brazilian who is doing well right now since the drug testing came out. Besides Demian Maia.

Callen: Demian Maia. And…other people.

Schaub: And this is why I’m taking Conor McGregor over Aldo. For this exact reason.

Callen: Are you suggesting that this great champion, Jose Aldo…

Schaub: No. I’m just saying it’s very fishy. Just look at Renan Barao. Didn’t look very good.