Brendan Schaub claims Conor McGregor is “steering the ship” in the UFC

Brendan Schaub has never been afraid to heap praise on UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor.

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“CONOR HAS CHANGED THE GAME FOR THE BETTER, ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE THE FIGHTER,” SCHAUB TOLD JOE ROGAN (H/T MMAFIGHTING.COM). “WITH WME, HE’S STEERING THE SHIP. THINK ABOUT IT, HE MADE OVER – THE NUMBERS HAVE COME OUT AND THEY’RE SAYING IT’S GONNA BE THE BIGGEST PAY-PER-VIEW OF ALL TIME – SO HE MADE $100 MILLION, RIGHT? SO YOU’RE TELLING ME IF YOU’RE CONOR, AND YOU’RE PART OF HIS TEAM YOU’RE GONNA GO, ‘HEY, FIGHT NATE DIAZ FOR $5-10 MILLION AND ALSO, WE NEED YOU TO WEAR THIS REEBOK AND THEY’RE GONNA PAY YOU $100,000 A YEAR.’ YOU THINK CONOR’S GONNA [DO THAT]? YOU’RE CRAZY.”
“YOU’RE PLAYING A DIFFERENT GAME NOW. YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT THE BIGGEST ATHLETE IN COMBAT SPORTS. YOU’RE NOT GETTING HIM FOR THE $200,000 YOU WERE PAYING HIM A YEAR. HE CAN GO, ‘LISTEN, I’M DOWN TO WEAR REEBOK BUT IT’S A DIFFERENT ANIMAL NOW.’”

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