Ronda Rousey’s Ex-Boyfriend Became Very Successful in His Own Right

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ronda Rousey on the red carpet

Ronda Rousey is among the most profitable celebrities to ever battle within the UFC.

Although she’s since moved on to greener pastures within the WWE, Rousey remains to be seen as a trailblazer for girls in MMA. While her present husband, former UFC heavyweight Travis Browne, shouldn’t be very outstanding, one in every of her previous flings, one other former UFC heavyweight, Brendan Schaub, has been fairly profitable for the reason that pair cut up up a few years in the past.

Schaub wasn’t as profitable as she was within the UFC, however his success has largely been exterior of the octagon. Here’s a have a look at how their relationship ended and the way Brendan Schaub grew out of dwelling in Ronda Rousey’s shadow. 

A have a look at Ronda Rousey’s previous relationship with Brendan Schaub

Ronda Rousey on the red carpet
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The couple’s relationship was a brief one, and it was solely public for a short while in 2014. Not lengthy after they broke up, the 2 have been already giving hints about why their romance ended.

For instance, in keeping with MMA Mania, Rousey stated that she wished somebody who appeared like “a real man.”

That stated, Rousey didn’t point out Schaub by identify, so it’s potential she was simply speaking usually.

Schaub, however, stated that the 2 couldn’t work issues out since he’d disagree along with her at instances. “I’m not the guy for the job. I’m just not. I’m too much (of a man),” Schaub stated.

Interestingly, Schaub bought knocked out by Rousey’s future husband, Browne, in late 2014. Neither have commented on this coincidence, however it’s very potential that their emotions about each other was affected by this knockout. 

While Schaub’s UFC profession and romance with Rousey each led to flames, his skilled profession didn’t finish there.

Brendan Schaub retires and pivots to comedy

Schaub had been a visitor and a friend of Joe Rogan for some time, and after a protracted and introspective chat between the 2, Schaub determined to hold up his gloves and retire from preventing. Instead, he pursued comedy like his friend did. 

In 2015, in keeping with Wealthy Gorilla, he began doing arise comedy. Like Rogan, he additionally put loads of his power into operating and internet hosting his podcasts. Schaub is now a part of three profitable podcasts, The Fighter and the Kid, Below the Belt with Brendan Schaub, and King and the Sting.

On prime of that, he’s additionally gotten a number of gigs internet hosting exhibits for TV. One of the extra profitable ones was a gig with Showtime the place he’d host a present that was additionally referred to as ‘Below the Belt with Brendan Schaub.’

As a result, he now has a internet value of about $three million, in keeping with Wealthy Gorilla. This is a better internet value than what many UFC fighters have, since UFC fighters don’t truly receives a commission a lot in the event that they aren’t in style fighters or champions.

What they’re doing today

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For Rousey, she appeared to have discovered her “real man” since she married Browne in 2017. Despite having a profitable UFC profession, Browne has additionally retired from the game. In phrases of labor, Rousey is within the WWE, however she’s additionally doing different gigs as properly.

For Schaub, his skilled life has flourished, and so has his private life. According to Earn the Necklace, he’s engaged to his girlfriend, Joanna Zanella, they usually could have gotten married in secret, too. She’s a Mexican mannequin and an actress, and the 2 have two children collectively. Tiger Schaub was born in 2016, and Boston Schaub was born in 2019.

That stated, by and enormous, their relationship can also be non-public, and Schaub prefers to speak about different issues than his private life when he’s on the air. 

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