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Brendan Schaub makes shocking claim about Evander Holyfield’s health

Brendan Schaub is quite the figure in MMA. From Fighter to Podcaster to Comedian. Schaub seemingly does it all in the industry.

He hosts a regular podcast on Showtime called “Below the Belt” where he discusses various topics in the combat sports world. One of the topics that naturally came up was the boxing match between Vitor Belfort and Evander Holyfield.

The fight was already controversial for a number of reasons. Holyfield was denied a boxing license from the CSAC (California State Athletic Commission) years ago due to ‘diminished skills’ and it happened again this time around.

The bout was moved to Florida where the commission was willing to license Holyfield to compete. Holyfield had stepped in on short notice after Oscar De La Hoya had to pull out of the fight due to contracting COVID-19.

Brendan Schaub recently went on his podcast and gave his thoughts on the matchup, however, the comments he made about Holyfield were quite shocking. Schaub claims he was at the same charity event as Holyfield seven years ago and that the former heavyweight champion needed an aide to get around.

“I was at a charity function with Evander seven years ago, and he had to have a handler to steer him where to go cause he didn’t know where he was at, so I don’t know if he should be fighting,” Schaub said on the podcast (transcription via BJPenn’s Adam Martin). “But Evander, I have no idea how he’s going to look like (against Belfort). Now, when I saw him at that charity function, maybe he had some drinks, I don’t know, maybe he was just out of it. But a guy did have to whisper in his ear everybody’s name and show him where to go.”

The fight is currently scheduled for Saturday, September 11 with Anderson Silva vs Tito Ortiz appearing as the co-main event.