Guest Bio: Brendan Schaub is a mixed martial artist and a former semi-professional football player. He also hosts a podcast with Bryan Callen called The Fighter and the Kid available on iTunes.
Topics Discussed: Not listening to music or podcasts and being forced to think; avoiding distractions; Joe’s loud Corvette; mixing it up; reactions to Joe’s podcast with Milo; people hate Jay Leno; Conan’s late night talk show; Jay Leno’s writers stole from Howard Stern; sitcom writers steal from stand-up comedians; the Joe Rogan and Carlos Mencia video; making a bit good; comics who steal; ego; Brendan doing stand-up at his live show; choosing to not release The Fighter and the Kid live show as a podcast; Brendan has no filter; having poor self-image; body dysmorphia; Brendan being told he looked “soft”; being dumb; high school; being likable; Georges St-Pierre; BJ Penn and addiction; Brendan’s Crocop fight; Alexander Gustafsson vs. Daniel Cormier fight; Brendan compares training to fighting; being in “the zone”; Yair Rodriguez and Sage Northcutt; Shawn Jordan vs. Ruslan Magomedov fight; question mark kick; Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson; Sage Northcutt’s post-fight flips; Michael McDonald; building a fighter up slowly; Paige VanZant; Joanna Jedrzejczyk; MMA vs. boxing; having a background with competition; Jon Jones; the gap between number one and number two; Anthony “Rumble” Johnson; TJ Dillasjaw leaving Team Alpha Male; doing social media; people taking over celebrity’s social media accounts; podcast networks; podcast sponsors; Chick-fil-A is anti-gay; religious people regularly break rules in the bible; discrimination; Seattle yoga classes don’t allow white people; supporting black people; Brendan tells a story about how his cousin was killed for being gay; violence against gay and trans people; Kristin Beck; it’s not a choice to be that way; why people hate those who are different; bad people; (they start watching Glory fights); Joe Schilling; watching frightening nature videos; grain combines kill animals; the elk that Joe recently shot; killing the elk; people attacked by animals; story of Steve Rinella being attacked by a moose; wild boars; car flood story; elk vs. elk; deer and elk velvet antler; (talk about the Glory fights); Lion Fight; basic bitches; tits; flat asses; fake asses; Alistair Overeem vs. Kazuyuki Fujita fight; fake lips and breasts; innovation; Denver, Colorado; appreciating nature; hunting elk; story of a mountain lion riding an elk while killing it; the ocean; Malibu and living on the ocean; tsunamis; downtown Los Angeles; homelessness in Los Angeles; mental and physical health issues; indulging fantasies and virtual reality; food addiction; quitting sugar; Joe’s willpower; Joe and Brendan share stories of their dads getting in fights; running into bad people; Brendan talks about getting a gun; Joey Diaz; Periscope; getting hate online; people learning about Brendan as a person; David Beckham; skinny guys; dad bods; skinny girls; truth about fitness models and bodybuilders cutting weight before photoshoots; Justin Bieber’s dick pics; women have lots of plastic surgery options but there’s no dick surgeries for guys; dick extenders; growing a bigger dick; (more Glory talk); Bellator; UFC fighters in Bellator; Ryan Bader; Tito Ortiz; Wayne Barrett vs. Dustin Jacoby fight; MMA gloves compared to kickboxing gloves; bare-knuckle fights; open-hand slaps; Bas Rutten; tabata interval training; Joe working out with John Wayne Parr; Wayne Barrett vs. Dustin Jacoby fight; Joe Schilling competing in both MMA and kickboxing; people telling Joe his podcast has changed; not putting up with bullshit and conspiracies anymore; UFOs; Stephen Quadros looks like Skeletor; Brendan Schaub officially retires due to popularity of podcast; fighters going in and out of retirement; fighting should be the only thing you do; Bryan Callen wanted to open a pawn shop; Reebok fight kits; MMA is the perfect combat sport; Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum; fighting in Brazil; Derek Lewis calling out Brendan; Stipe Miocic vs. Ben Rothwell fight; Junior dos Santos; UFC fighter rankings; Uriah Hall vs. Gegard Mousasi fight; (Joe and Brendan go through the UFC’s weight classes and explore the rankings of fighters); Johny Hendricks moving up to middleweight; getting nervous when watching friends fight; Joe Schilling; Affliction; Joe Schilling vs. Jason Wilnis fight; Tyrone Spong; Yair Rodriguez; Fedor Emelianenko’s upcoming fight; Shinya Aoki; Kazushi Sakuraba.
My Thoughts: I’m classifying this one as a regular podcast rather than a fight companion for a few reasons. For one, it’s just Joe and Brendan. Secondly, there are ads, unlike all other fight companions. Thirdly, Joe assigned an episode number to this podcast unlike all past fight companion podcasts. Finally, they really only watch fights for the last 45 minutes, and it’s the Glory 24 kickboxing event rather than a UFC event.
Podcast Video: Below is a video of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode #706 available for streaming via YouTube.
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