Last month, Brendan Schaub got in a bit of hot water with some when he suggested that UFC Tonight was more concerned about diversity than the quality of their panelists, saying: “Sometimes you look at UFC Tonight and you’re like, ‘Alright, is that the best panel possible? Or are you just trying to check off the boxes?’ We get it, UFC Tonight FOX, you’re not racist. We get it, you have an all-black panel. We get it.”
Yves Edwards, who was on the panel that evening that Schaub made comments about, took offense to Schaub’s statements, but he and Schaub then seemingly worked things out over Twitter with Schaub apologizing for the comments and denying any racial animosity.
Meant zero disrespect to you. I spent 30 mins praising Daniel Cormier and said he’s the best in the world besides Rogan. Kevin Lee and I were discussing black fighters & entertainment. Bad job on my part. That’s on me. I love you guys. Watch all of the shows. My bad. I’m sorry.— Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) February 4, 2018
I appreciate your apology. I wasn’t talking about race but when you say someone isn’t good enough to do the job and you don’t say who, I want to know if you’re talking about me. I wasn’t assuming or insinuating you are racist. Don’t sweat that, that’s not a thing.— Yves Edwards (@thugjitsumaster) February 4, 2018
So the beef was squashed quickly and without much fuss. . . Until this past weekend when Schaub went on The Luke Thomas Show and addressed the feud, suggesting that Edwards admitted to making a mistake in confronting Schaub and suggesting that Edwards taking offense at Schaub suggesting he got his job by virtue of his race and not his skill set was a sign of Edwards own personal insecurities.
“It’s a blip on the radar,” Schaub told Luke Thomas on Friday. “It’s UFC Tonight. I love all those guys. They’re great. I watch the show. I actually talked to [Daniel Cormier] the day that all happened - I’m close with DC - I mean no ill regard towards any of them. I like Karen Bryant, Yves Edwards, [Tyron] Woodley, they’re all my friends. I think someone was upset on there.
“I think Yves was upset because of something that he sees in himself so when I made that comment he thinks it’s about him in particular and he lashed out. I woke up like, ‘Yves, come on’ and then when we spoke, he was good. He was like, ‘Dude, I was emotional,my bad’ and I was like, ‘Come on, obviously I’m not racist.’
“I felt so bad. I have some brain farts and that was one of them. The thing that bums me out was, they’re my friends. Karen’s a good friend.”
Unsurprisingly, this appears to have reignited the brief feud as Edwards took to Twitter to once again call Schaub out, saying that Schaub isn’t his friend, he never told Schaub he was “emotional,” and calling “The Hybrid” a “self-righteous asshole.”
Hey “friend” given this is the entirety of the communication you and I had on this issue show me where I admitted to being “emotional and blah blah blah”...don’t pretend your opinion of me is mine of myself. It makes you look like a self righteous asshole. pic.twitter.com/wZT5RBPFrc— Yves Edwards (@thugjitsumaster) March 4, 2018
Schaub recently inked a deal with Showtime Sports to host a digital talk show called “Below the Belt,” a twice-monthly, 30-minute show discussing the latest in combat sports and pop culture, mixing in interviews and other content segments.
This is the best fight in MMA history and I cannot wait for it.
Highlights from Bellator 195
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DC just trying to keep Cain down.
6th Round. Immediate post-fight reaction to UFC 222.
Luke Thomas. Immediate post-fight reaction to UFC 222.
SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE
Frankie's career deserved for that to be against me tonight.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 4, 2018
Love and respect always!
A true fighters fighter ❤
You had nothing to gain from taking that fight @FrankieEdgar. But you took it you defended what you already earned. There’s no belt for sacrificing everything but true fans and Jersey knows no belt can outshine what you bring to the sport. Chin up bratha— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) March 4, 2018
Kid, you bounced. Leave it.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 5, 2018
“Fuck You... Fuck You... Fuck You... You’re Cool ... Fuck You... Fuck You... I’m Out.” -Thee Champ Quit Jocking My Stylo™️ Bitch @TheNotoriousMMA #UFC223 #TonyFergusonMMA SnapJitsu™️ #SnapDownCity #ComingAfterKhabib pic.twitter.com/fNA0WDZMpJ— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) March 4, 2018
You are a sad bastard, mate.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 5, 2018
Flex on ‘em, Sugar.
Contender to here in less than a year— Sean O'Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) March 4, 2018
Nate being Nate.
How u win if u can't walk out the cage ? Smh— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 4, 2018
I Saw That Dummy With The Velcro Head Shmabibibi When We Were Filming... Whatever Your Peeps & @ufc Are Planning It’s Only 3 In That Octagon Amigo... Take That Radical Shit Outta Here Before I Make You Eat It Ya Fuckin’ Fake. I’ll See You In Your DayMares Kid. Translate That MF’r— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) March 4, 2018
@mikepyle1975 it’s been a long road my friend. Thank you for being one of the first ones welcoming me into MMA. Thank you for all the lessons, laughs, lumps you gave me. Your a legend. Whether it was the ups or downs, you were always there to share some advice and a good laugh. Looking forward to seeing your next step and planning our next fishing trip! Love ya bud! Been an honor to be apart of your career.
I have had countless amounts of tweets from everyone full of love and respect regarding my fight career. Thank you to each and everyone for the kind words.— Mike Pyle (@Mike_Pyle) March 4, 2018
I have nothing to say and nothing to explain. I lost the fight and I take it like a man. I must say tho, I have never competed against such a disrespectful/unprofessional corner. Literally talking shit to me during the whole 15 min fight. I think it was just 1 guy tho.— Andre Soukhamthath (@AndreSoukMMA) March 4, 2018
Did the same to me but were super respectful afterwards don’t take it personal it was a mental warfare tactic...... just keep being you and not worry about things like that— Terrion Flash Ware (@flashmma) March 4, 2018
CROCOP-FEDOR II. MAKE IT HAPPEN.
Back in full training and can’t wait to fight again @ufc ♂️— Darren Till (@darrentill2) March 4, 2018
TODAY IN MMA HISTORY
Man, Brian Ortega is not out here playing around. Suddenly Max Holloway has a rival that people can really be interested in. The post-Aldo featherweight division is going to be awesome.
Take it easy and see y’all tomorrow.
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