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Below the Belt

A weekly show hosted by Brendan Schaub brings an entertaining mix of truth, comedy, and rawness to the world of mixed martial arts. Joined by some of the biggest names in the sport. Below the Belt is as real as it gets. Get Brendan Schaub Live show tickets/info and merchandise at: www.TFATK.com

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Episode 168: RECAP Conor vs Cowboy | Stephen A. Smith RIPS Cowboy

Brendan recaps UFC 246 Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone and talks rumors of a "fixed fight", Conor's potential rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov and why Brendan believes Jorge Masvidal is actually the next one in line, Robert Whittaker pulling out of UFC 248 due to undisclosed personal reasons, Stylebender vs Yoel Romero announcement, Jon Jones' new plant based diet, Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders and Andy Ruiz Jr. vs Dillian Whyte rumors, this week's Curtis Blaydes vs Junior Dos Santos, Cris Cyborg vs Julia budd and Danny Garcia vs Ivan Redkach fight cards, fan questions and much more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 18mins

21 Jan 2020

Rank #1

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Episode 185: Why Eddie Bravo Couldn't Throw In Towel | RECAP UFC May 13 & 16

Brendan recaps UFC Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira & Alistair Overeem vs Walt Harris fight cards and talks his recent Fight Companion podcast with Joe Rogan, why Eddie Bravo wasn't able to throw in the towel during Justin Gaethje vs Tony Ferguson at UFC 249, UFC 249 PPV, TV and streaming numbers, Anthony Smith's teeth knocked out and corner men controversy, Mike Tyson praising Conor McGregor for his performance vs Floyd Mayweather, Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou's Twitter beef heating up, fighter quarantine posts, fan questions and much more.Crossrope - https://crossrope.com/schaubKeeps - https://keeps.com/btbBlueChew - https://bluechew.com/ Promo Code: SchaubSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 18mins

18 May 2020

Rank #2

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Episode 158: RECAP UFC Moscow | KSI vs Logan Paul 2 Controversy

Brendan recaps UFC Moscow's Zabit Magomedsharipov vs Calvin Katter and KSI vs Logan Paul 2 fight cards and talks Zabit's win over Katter and what's next for him, Katter's potential to win a 5 rounder over Zabit, Greg Hardy's lackluster fight with Alexander Volkov, Logan Paul losing 2 points as a result of bad reffing, Kelvin Gastelum, Rafael Coideiro and Corey Anderson's drastically different fines by the NYSAC, Darren Till's hilarious callout of Yoel Romero, this weekend's Jan Blachowicz vs Jacare Souza, Bellator 234 and Artem Lobov vs Jason Knight 2 fight cards and much more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 7mins

12 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 34: Paulie Malignaggi

Paulie Malignaggi tells Brendan what really prompted him to join Conor McGregor's training camp and gives his take on how the boxing community truly feels about him helping out an MMA fighter. Brendan also talks breaking MMA events/news and breaks down/makes picks on UFC Fight Night Weidman vs Gastelum.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 49mins

18 Jul 2017

Rank #4

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Episode 41: Chael Sonnen

Chael Sonnen and Brendan discuss the MayMac aftermath and dive deep into the Turinabol and Jon Jones debacle, possible outcomes, PED's vs steroids, gym drug culture and much more. Brendan also talks breaking MMA events/news and breaks down/makes picks for UFC 215.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2hr 26mins

5 Sep 2017

Rank #5

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Episode 62: Chael Sonnen

Brendan welcomes Chael Sonnen in studio and breaks down/makes picks for UFC 220 and Bellator 192. We also talk breaking MMA events and news!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2hr 6mins

17 Jan 2018

Rank #6

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Episode 174: UFC 246 Adesanya vs Romero | $2000 Bet w/Bryan Callen

Brendan breaks down/makes picks for UFC 248 Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero, recaps UFC Norfolk and talks Ion Cutaleba's controversial stoppage, Deontay Wilder exercising his right to a trilogy fight with Tyson Fury, Wilder vs Fury 2's PPV numbers lower than expected, Fury's "glove-gate" controversy, Tito Oritiz's win over Alberto El Patron being overturned to a "no decision" then turned back to a win, Jessica Penne's 4 year ban reduced to 20 months, Sexyama back in the win column, $2000 dollar UFC 248 bet with Bryan Callen, fan questions and much more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 3mins

3 Mar 2020

Rank #7

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Episode 31: Matt Mitrione

Matt Mitrione is back to break down his win over Fedor and Brendan recaps his trip to NY, his commentating experience for Bellator and talks breaking MMA events/news and rants on the Fox layoffs, McGregor vs Mayweather and much more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2hr 6mins

27 Jun 2017

Rank #8

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Episode 184: RECAP UFC 249 Gaethje vs Ferguson | Smith vs Teixeira & Overeem vs Harris

Brendan recaps UFC 249 Justin Gaethje vs Tony Ferguson, breaks down Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira & Alistair Overeem vs Walt Harris fight cards and talks Bryce Mitchell and Calvin Kattar's standout performances, Henry Cejudo retiring on top, Tony Ferguson's brutal defeat, Dominick Cruz's beef with referee Keith Peterson, Dana White going after Stephen Espinoza and Oscar De La Hoya, fighter quarantine posts, fan questions and much more.Organifi - https://organifi.com/btbBetterHelp - https://betterhelp.com/schaubManscaped - https://manscaped.com/ with code: BTBDraftKings - download the app and use promo code: BTBUse code BTB for a shot at a share of $2,000,000 in prizes with your first deposit: https://dkng.co/BelowTheBeltFor entertainment purposes only. Winning a contest on DraftKings depends on knowledge and exercise of skill. Available to play for free. Residents of AZ, HI, ID, LA, MT, NV and WA not eligible to play in paid contests. Not a gambling website. See www.ncrg.org for information regarding responsible gaming. Must be at least 18 years or older. Higher age limits may apply in some states. Void where prohibited. See www.draftkings.com for details.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 42mins

12 May 2020

Rank #9

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Episode 49

Brendan talks breaking MMA events/news, breaks down/makes picks for UFC 217, recaps UFC Sao Paulo and discusses UFC's budding welterweight division. We also talk boxing, Halloween, costumes, candy and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2hr 8mins

31 Oct 2017

Rank #10

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Episode 38: Andre Berto & Paulie Malignaggi

Andre Berto joins Brendan in-studio to talk about his family roots in MMA, olympics, Haiti, the science of Floyd Mayweather and the 3 possible outcomes in the McGregor vs Mayweather fight. Paulie Malignaggi talks beef with Conor McGregor, sparring footage controversy and pro's and con's of being in Conor's camp.  Brendan also talk breaking MMA events/news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 54mins

15 Aug 2017

Rank #11

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Episode 59: UFC 219 Breakdown

Brendan breaks down/makes picks for UFC 219 Cyborg vs Holm, and talks breaking MMA events/news/rumors. We also take a trip down memory lane to talk surprising guest interviews, Will Smith's greatest hits, how BBB started, and how YOU guys, the listeners/watchers made this year such an incredible one, thank you and enjoy!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 51mins

27 Dec 2017

Rank #12

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Episode 76

Brendan recaps UFC Lee vs Barboza, discusses UFC's stacked Lightweight division and talks Leslie Smith being paid out of her UFC contract, Greg Hardy on Dana White's contenders series, the future of Gervonta Davis, Lomachenko, Adrien Broner, and breaks down/makes picks for Bellator 196 Mir vs Fedor. Brendan also talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, meeting Bret the Hitman Hart at his show, staying at the same hotel as Ellen, best Chinese food in Calgary, answers fan questions and much more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 45mins

23 Apr 2018

Rank #13

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Episode 170: UFC 247 Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes

Brendan breaks down UFC 247 Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes and talks Reyes's best path to victory vs Jones, Jon Jones' mindset being his biggest opponent, Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal welterweight title fight announcement, Rafael Lovato Jr's brain condition and indefinite retirement, Jake Paul's recent boxing match win and surprisingly impressive performance, Antonio Brown boxing rumors, Thiago Alves joining BKFC, Ivan Redkach losing his 300k purse for biting Danny Garcia, Gary Allen Russell Jr vs Tugstsogt Nyambayar, fan questions and much more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 10mins

4 Feb 2020

Rank #14

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Episode 169: Loss Of Kobe Bryant | Stephen A. Smith vs Joe Rogan

Brendan discusses the passing of Kobe Bryant, Stephen A. Smith vs Joe Rogan controversy, recaps of UFC's Curtis Blaydes vs Junior Dos Santos, Bellator's Cris Cyborg vs Julia Budd and SHOWTIME's Danny Garcia vs Ivan Redkach fight cards, addresses his remarks on why UFC fighters are the creme de la creme of all fighters in any other promotion, Conor McGregor vs Terence Crawford rumors, Conor vs Khabib rematch rumors, fan questions and much more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 14mins

28 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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Episode 18: Rampage Jackson

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson joins Brendan to talk comedy, gaming, producing, acting, fame, rude vs racist, why he lost his temper on Arona, the hardest kick he ever felt and more. Brendan talks breaking MMA events, fight news and gives his breakdown and picks for down Bellator 175.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2hr 17mins

28 Mar 2017

Rank #16

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Episode 159: Askren Retires | Nick Diaz Calls Out Masvidal | Wilder vs Ortiz 2

Brendan recaps UFC Brazil and Jason Knight vs Artem Lobov 2 and talks Nick Diaz calling out Jorge Masvidal, Darren Till and Robert Whittaker verbally agreeing to fight, Jason Knight's bathroom stall brawl, Ross Pearson KO'd by Rolling Thunder kick, Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz 2, fan questions and much more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

52mins

19 Nov 2019

Rank #17

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Episode 155: RECAP UFC Boston | Greg Hardy Inhaler-Gate

Brendan recaps UFC Boston's Chris Weidman vs Dominick Reyes fight card and talks Greg Hardy's inhaler controversy, Yair Rodriguez's win over Jeremy Stephens and why the change from 5 rounds to 3 rounds was a detriment to Stephens, Maycee Barber's impressive win and potential Paige VanZant match up, Patrick Day's unfortunate death, update on Errol Spence Jr., Conor McGregor's 2nd sexual assault allegation, Dillon Danis helping a bullied student and BKFC's Antonio Bigfoot Silva vs Gabriel Gonzaga. Also, this weekend's UFC Demian Maia vs Ben Askren, Bellator's Frank Mir vs Roy Nelson 2 and Rory MacDonald vs Douglas Lima 2 fight cards and much more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 19mins

21 Oct 2019

Rank #18

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Episode 53

Brendan talks breaking MMA events/news and breaks down/makes picks for UFC Fight Night Gastelum vs Bisping while Bryan makes a surprise appearance. He also answers fan questions and talks holiday traffic, turkeys, Tony Clifton, Ozdemir's troubles, Bellator's heavyweight grand prix tournament and much more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 27mins

22 Nov 2017

Rank #19

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Episode 186: Woodley vs Burns | Jones vs Ngannou? | Conor McGregor GOAT posts

Brendan talks Jon Jones vs Francis Ngannou negotiations, Conor McGregor stirring up fighters with his GOAT Twitter posts, Tito Ortiz vs Mike Tyson rumors, Jorge Masvidal asking Nate Diaz to run it back, Kamaru Usman's manager Ali Abdel Aziz offering Conor McGregor a fight for Usman's title, Evander Holyfield being trained by Vladimir Klitschko, multiple new UFC fight announcements including Dustin Poirier vs Dan Hooker & Paige VanZant vs Amanda Ribas being rebooked, Aljamain "Aljo" Sterling vs Cory "The Sandman" Sandhagen, Suga Sean O'Malley vs Eddie Wineland and more, also, a breakdown of UFC's Tyron Woodley vs Gilbert Burns fight card, fan questions and much more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 10mins

26 May 2020

Rank #20