Last week, retired UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub and UFC president Dana White exchanged harsh words, that triggered over some comments on Israel Adesanya’s Instagram page. Schaub said he brewed no hate for his former boss but concerned how he has been handling his business.
On the recent episode of his MMA podcast, Below The Belt, Schaub discussed his beef with White and how UFC boss is bashing fighters, especially White’s UFC 226 post-fight presser remarks that Francis Ngannou’s “ego ran away with him, big time’ following heavyweight’s lackluster performance. Schaub sympathized Cameroonian and urge the need for positivity when fighters go through such situations. (Via MMAFighting)
“I can’t understand why he does this to fighters,” Schaub said. “He’s notoriously done this for years and years and years where he just talks shit about the guys. And they’re not doing well. Those guys just lost the biggest fight of their lives, they’re gonna have to pay. And they’re not feeling good about themselves and then the boss, who you’re looking for any amount of approval and it would go so far, you’re the captain of the ship, when you’re shitting on all the employees on the ship, it doesn’t make people feel good. When you try to lead by fear, it doesn’t work.”
“Why be mean about it?” Schaub continued. “Why be a bully in this day and age? Why continue to shit on people? You’ve won, man. You’ve won,” Schaub said, “You’re the CEO of a billion dollar company and you’re trying to talk shit to somebody who retired four years ago on social media. What are you doing? What are we doing?
“Imagine somebody else, the head of a corporation, they’d lose their job. Talk shit to people like that. What the f*ck are you doing? What are you doing? It makes no sense. It makes zero sense.”
Schaub pointed on actions of White regarding people losing their jobs, like White getting longtime MMA journalist Ariel Helwani fired from FOX television is petty as well banned him from receiving press credentials.
A staggering number of current and past champions have been run down by the White for several reasons, and each has played out in its own way. Like to Georges St-Pierre, who was stepping away from the sport to deal with personal issues, back in 2013, White said you couldn’t go for hiatus, as you owe it to this company to keep fighting.
Schaub said a person on White’s position should use his power to lift his fighters up instead downgrading them for a pair of losses, that’s not what successful people do.
As long as, White is holding on to this company, things might remain unchanged.