Despite calling time on his professional mixed martial arts career back in 2015, former heavyweight champion, Brendan Schaub has been offered a stunning route back to active competition by former UFC title challenger, Jorge Masvidal under the banner of his Gamebred Fighting Championship promotion – against current free-agent, Derrick Lewis.
Schaub, a former heavyweight contender under the banner of the UFC, and finalist on The Ultimate Fighter 10 back in 2009, suffered a first round knockout loss to common-foe, Roy Nelson in the reality television series finale.
In his most recent outing, Schaub, who was infamously encouraged to retire from active competition by friend and UFC color-commentator, Joe Rogan during a podcast appearance, suffered a ground strikes TKO loss to Travis Browne, which followed a split decision loss to former undisputed heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski.
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Brendan Schaub Offered Stunning Return To MMA Competition
However, the outspoken podcast host and standup comedian has been offered what would come as a stunning return to the sport by former welterweight title challenger, Masvidal, who suggested he could fight against once-rumored foe and recent UFC 291 knockout star, Lewis.
“Ooooh boy @GamebredFighter (Jorge Masvidal) made me a real offer to come out of retirement and fight in his bareknuckle fight league,” Brendan Schaub tweeted.
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Featuring on the main card of UFC 291 just last weekend, former heavyweight title challenger, Lewis, who confirmed he had completed his contractual obligations with the Dana White-led promotion with his outing, stopped Brazilian contender, Marcos Rogerio de Lima with a stunning 33-second knockout win in Salt Lake City.
Over the course of Schaub’s professional mixed martial arts career, the now-40-year-old has turned in notable career victories over the likes of Gabriel Gonzaga, Mirko Cro Cop, Lavar Johnson, and Matt Mitrione to name a few.