Previous UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub exposed he eavesdropped on a cellular phone contact with previous UFC matchmaker Joe Silva, who he mentioned bashed Rory MacDonald.
A variety of former UFC fighters these as Gray Maynard, Eddie Alvarez, and Gerald Harris have recently spoken out in opposition to Silva, the long-time UFC matchmaker. Schaub is the most recent ex-UFC fighter to talk negatively towards Silva, outlining how he was a “complete prick” to the fighters and saying he was nothing at all extra than a “Sherdog discussion board troll.”
On the latest edition of the “Below the Belt” podcast, Schaub spoke about an incident that included MacDonald, the prolonged-time UFC welterweight contender, and former Bellator welterweight winner. Schaub explained that he as soon as eavesdropped on a cell phone get in touch with with his manager Lex MacMahon and Silva, who have been discussing contracts for Schaub and MacDonald, and he explained Silva reported nasty things about equally himself and MacDonald.
“I conquer Matt Mitrione (at UFC 165) and it was the previous struggle on my contract with the UFC. The past combat of my TUF deal, which is a finish f*cking nightmare. You are generally on a rookie NFL deal, which is a bad agreement in comparison to everyone else. So when I fought (Mirko) Cro Cop I was obtaining 16 and 16 and he made around a million. When I fought Nogueira I was obtaining 22 and 22, he was obtaining tens of millions. When I fought Gonzaga I was finding 12 and 12, he was finding 80 and 80. You are on a sh*t contract and preventing monsters in the heavyweight division. But that’s how individuals TUF promotions go,” Schaub claimed.
“So I D’arced Mitrione, and I was the happiest I’ve ever been, but they didn’t give me the ‘Submission of the Night’ for whichever reason. Then I flew to Florida where my administration was, just to get together and teach. I requested Lex, ‘Where we are on the contract negotiations?’ He’s like, ‘I’m in it with Joe Silva, guy.’ He reported, ‘You know he’s just tough to deal with, I’m dealing with each you and Rory MacDonald at the very same time with him. It’s just tricky gentleman, he’s a complete prick.’ I explained, ‘How terrible?’ He explained, ‘You have no idea.’ I go, ‘Dude, contact him and really don’t let him know I’m listening.’ And my manager Lex — who however does a ton of my deals and he’s just one of my closest deals — I go, ‘Call him and really do not allow him know I’m on the line.’ He goes, ‘You confident you want to do that?’ I have always had thick skin and I know how business works, I can deal with whatsoever he claims. He claimed, ‘Alright,’ and identified as him,” Schaub mentioned.
“Dude, it will break your coronary heart the way they seem at you. Oh my God, dude. Which is when I was like, ‘Oh f*ck.’ It was the most vile — and he’s speaking about me and Rory MacDonald, and Rory’s one of the greatest to at any time do it — dude, the things said about Rory and myself, you’d be like, ‘Oh my God.’ Just the darkest, nastiest sh*t you have ever heard. I want I by no means listened to it. My supervisor was ideal. It was so dark,” Brendan Schaub mentioned.