Brendan Peter Schaub (born March 18, 1983) is an American stand-up comedian, podcast host and former professional mixed martial artist. After signing with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2009 to compete on The Ultimate Fighter, he fought for the company until 2014. He officially retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) in 2015. Since 2014, Schaub has co-hosted The Fighter and the Kid podcast alongside Bryan Callen and also currently has a solo podcast titled Below the Belt with Brendan Schaub. Since 2015, Schaub has been performing stand-up comedy, initially as a duo act with Callen and currently as a solo comedian. He released his first career comedy special titled You'd Be Surprised in 2019.