Brendan Schaub and Dana White began feuding on Israel Adesanya’s instagram page after comments by the former UFC heavyweight were misconstrued as being about the rising middleweight star.
“I think everybody is all high and mighty on these guys who come from kickboxing, boxing backgrounds,” Schaub said on his ‘Below the Belt’ podcast this week. “When they come over to the UFC, they expect them to be elite strikers. The distance, the combos, the head movement, the number of variables, it’s a completely different game. So to me that never translates.”
Adesanya caught wind of Schaub’s comments and mistakenly believed that they were aimed at him, so he fired back by mocking a video clip of the fighter-turned-podcaster.
Then out of nowhere the UFC President Dana White appeared on Adesanya’s instagram page taking a swipe at Schaub.
“Such a (expletive) tool!!!!” White wrote. “What the (expletive) does this idiot know about the sport or the business??? @stylebender for u to be listening to one word from this MORON is a waste of ur time. Guy went 6-5 in the UFC!!! The only thing he could teach u is how to get KO’d. Tune idiots like this OUT.”
Some fans of Schaub went on to tell White that Schaub was now successful in his own right, but it seems the UFC boss wasn’t impressed.
“He’s successful? As soon as Rogan stops carrying him he will disappear.”
It wasn’t long before Schaub fired back at his former employer.
“@danawhite whoooooooa look who got a break from folding Ronda’s laundry to jump on instagram,” Schaub wrote. “Bravo sir. He’s right @stylebender what do I know listen to the bald fat guy who has never been in a fight in his life. Do that.”
Schaub then also responded to Adesanya, claiming that he’d actually had another fighter on last weeks’ card, Gokhan Saki in mind when he’d made the comments.
“You’re a monster,” Schaub said. “I was referring to guy with Lil mma Experience (Saki) was my main point coming straight to UFC or major mma leagues. You have a ton of experience in mma before getting to the UFC.”