source | MMAjunkie.com
“It’d be tough for me to say, ‘You know what? Let me go fight some monster who’s been training full-time and not telling dick jokes and selling f-cking ‘Big Brown’ shirts full time. Let me go fight that guy,’” Schaub explained on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast. “I won’t do the game a disservice. I won’t do that. Unless I can focus on it full-time, there’s just no way.”
Schaub’s beef with the UFC’s partnership with Reebok involves payment. Athletes are compensated through a tier structure based on number of appearances. Schaub fits into the bracket to receive $10,000 per fight, which at one point he claimed was roughly 10 percent of what he would make through his own sponsors.
Although he was involved in a public back-and-forth with UFC President Dana White over the sponsorship issue, Schaub made is clear he still views his relationship with the UFC as positive and said he’s “indebted” to the organization.
“Do I want one more?” Schaub asked. “F-ck yes, man. But it just doesn’t make sense. I can’t see myself, when it comes down to this, I can’t see myself in a f-cking Reebok kit walking out to that octagon. I can’t see myself being like, ‘You know what? Cool, man. Yeah, that’s what I’m worth. I’m worth 10 grand to you guys. I’m gonna do this.’ And I have other opportunities.
“People think I’m this hater on the UFC or whatever – I owe it to the UFC. I’ll always be indebted to the UFC. People think I have a problem with Dana White. I definitely don’t. If Dana was in trouble and texted me right now and said, ‘Hey Schaub, I wish you’d quit talking sh-t about Reebok,’ or, ‘I need help.’ You got it, man. Cool. Done.