Brendan Schaub showed that he could return from a loss by making a strong run in the UFC following a defeat in the finals of The Ultimate Fighter to Roy Nelson.
Now, coming off a knockout loss at the hands of legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira last year, “The Hybrid” will look to get back on track when he meets Ben Rothwell at UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans on April 21 from Atlanta.
Schaub appeared on MMA Junkie Radio recently where he discussed his goal of wearing the UFC heavyweight title before he retires from the sport.
I’m happy where I’m at. I have a lot of growth to do, and I think I can compete with anyone in the world. I think I’m going to be world champ. I think this is a step back. But I think you find out what a guy’s made (of) after a loss.
The defeat to Nogueira ended a run by Schaub that saw him win four straight fights in side the Octagon. In Rothwell, he’ll be facing another veteran, but one with far less of a resume than Nogueira. For Schaub to succeed, he needs to use his conditioning and striking, keeping the fight standing with Rothwell.
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