Following back-to-back losses, and concern from his buddies about his future in fighting, Brendan Schaub is reportedly thinking about dropping down to light-heavyweight.
The heavyweight fighter has yet to be booked for his next bout, following a stoppage loss to Travis Browne in December, and a split decision defeat (some would say controversial) to Andrei Arlovski last June. Well, evidently Schaub is thinking about changing things up, as Ariel Helwani reported the following in the latest edition of “UFC Tonight” (quote via FOX Sports 1 press release):
“He wants to try to move down to 205. He’s going to cut his weight a bit and see how it will go.”
The news comes a couple months after Schaub’s pal, Joe Rogan, argued in “The Fighter and the Kid” podcast that the fighter should consider hanging up the gloves. Schaub’s podcast partner, Brian Callen, also expressed concern about Schaub’s long term health. “Big Brown” dismissed the possibility of retiring, but it looks like the 31 year-old is considering ways to improve his prospects.
Schaub decisioned Lavar Johnson and choked out Matt Mitrione prior to his recent defeats, but he has been stopped in three of his lasts six fights.
It will be interesting to see if Schaub can make the drop. For his UFC 181 scrap with Browne he weighed in at 244…