In relation to thousands of fighters in the sport of MMA, few ever get to compete in the main event or co-main event of a UFC® event. It’s the dream of every fighter to do so. Today, at UFC® 134, Brendan Schaub has the opportunity to knock off a true legend when he faces Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira in the co-main event. And he’s confident in the result of the fight.
“The fight this weekend means everything…this is the biggest moment in my career. I’m so pumped, It’s gonna be a war, but in the end, I’ll have my hand raised in victory.”
Yet, Schaub’s confidence hasn’t overridden his respect for his opponent.
“’Minotauro’ is a legend, and I’m going to show my respect by fighting harder than ever.”
Sponsoring Schaub for this opportunity is the “Joe Palooka” comic book series. The comic series tells the story of Joe Palooka, an MMA fighter who competes in “Legion of Combat,” which is a sister comic publication. “Legion of Combat” will feature Joe Palooka in team matches between fighters representing countries such as the U.S., the U.K., Brazil, Russia, Japan, China, and other nations. And don’t be surprised if you end up seeing some of your favorite MMA fighters, including Brendan Schaub, featured in the “Legion of Combat” comic book series along the way.
“It’s amazing to be a part of pop culture representing the sport I love. Being a pro athlete and a comic book hero is every kid’s dream, including mine. I’m so blessed to be in this position.”
When asked what kind of comic book character he’d like to be, Schaub’s response was simple.
“One of the good guys, for sure.”
Fans can go to the Joe Palooka page on Facebook, and follow @TeamPalooka for more information!