Brendan Schaub, a former heavyweight contender for the UFC who is now a podcast host and comedian, has reacted to his longtime friend and promotional color commentator, Joe Rogan, who said he “needed a handler” for his predictions about the UFC 270 main event last month. Rogan also criticized Dana White and Mark Zuckerberg for their private UFC Vegas 61 event last weekend.
The Ultimate Fighter and UFC heavyweight division alum Schaub questioned the circumstances surrounding the hastily scheduled UFC 279 main event between Nate Diaz and Tony Ferguson last month after the original headliner, Khamzat Chimaev, egregiously failed to make weight for a matchup against Diaz by seven and a half pounds.
Brendan Schaub on UFC President Dana White
In response to Schaub’s remarks, said his friend in Rogan needed a “handler” in light of recent rumors and claims.
“It’s so dumb,” Brendan Schaub said on his podcast. “I didn’t talk to him about that, but first of all, he’s wrong. He’s wrong about the theory. He needs a handler. He needs someone like me around him all the time. ‘What are you gonna do? No, no, no; here’s why.’ And he’ll go, ‘Yeah, you’re right.’”