2013 is turning out to be a big year for Brendan Schaub, as not only has the heavyweight gone 2-0 to rebound from consecutive losses, but “The Hybrid” has signed a new multifight deal with the UFC.
The 30 year-old Schaub took to Twitter recently to announce his new contract, which is reportedly for six fights.
— Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) November 13, 2013
Of course, it’s not surprising to see that the UFC wanted to lock up Schaub for at least a couple more years, as the athletic heavyweight is coming off wins over Lavar Johnson and Matt Mitrione. While his unanimous decision victory over Johnson didn’t produce the fireworks people expected, Schaub scored a memorable, choke-out win over Mitrione at UFC 165.
Heading into this year, Schaub was coming off knockout losses to Ben Rothwell and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, which ended the veteran’s four fight win streak. Since competing on TUF 10, where he was knocked out by Roy Nelson in the finale, Schaub has also defeated notable vets like Mirko “Cro Cop” and Gabriel Gonzaga.
The former pro football player’s next fight has yet to be booked. Chances are he’ll be matched up against an emerging or top contender.
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