Brendan Schaub says he’s ready for the Big Leagues

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TUF 10 Finalist Brendan Schuab wasnt invited to the UFC 116 open workout but that didnt stop him from coming to support his fellow teammate Shane Carwin.

“I expect to be on the main card after this,” Schaub (5-1) told MMA Fighting. “It’s an honor to be on the Spike prelims, but after this, I expect big-name opponents. I think this will separate me from the rest of the up-and-comers. I think I showed what I do to up-and-comers like Chase Gormley and the guys on the TUF show, so I think from here it’s going to be some pretty big-name UFC vets for me.”

Schaub will be facing his fourth All-american Wrestler, Chris Tuchscherer (18-2) this Saturday and isnt worried at all about his takedown ability

“I guess I’m the Achilles heel for these stud wrestlers,” Schaub said. “All I know is wrestling. My first day in the gym, my training partner was Shane Carwin, this world-class wrestler. So I’m used to seeing it, and Chris isn’t going to do anything I haven’t seen before in a training room.”

Brendan also talked about his first loss at the TUF 10 finale to rising UFC star and former IFL champion Roy Nelson who KO’d him in the first round.

“For me, I’ve never lost or had to deal with adversity in fighting,” he said. “All my fights had gone very smooth. The fight’s easy when you’re knocking everyone out in under a minute. It’s good times. But coming off a loss, you find out what a fighter’s really made of. And I think I showed everyone that night.”

Since his defeat He has gotten back on track with a quick win over Chase Gormly in March. Another decisive win could catapult Schaub into the top 10 mix.


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