Schaub: I 'assumed' Johnson was on PEDs


Brendan Schaub was able to win a three round decision against Lavar Johnson at UFC 157, even though he felt going in might be at a disadvantage due to the size of his opponent. Johnson would fail his post-fight drug test, something Schaub knew was a definite possiblity:

"When I saw him arrive at the hotel on Tuesday, he was jacked," Schaub recalled. "And I said something to my coaches like ‘Well, hopefully they test this dude.' Everyone was like, ‘Yeah, he's pretty big.' So, I assumed it. I assumed he was doing something when you look like that.

"He had an advantage, for sure," Schaub insisted. "He was stronger. 100 percent.

"Why do you think I kept taking him down? When we got in the clinch I was like, 'Good lord. This guy is eating different steak and potatoes than I am. I better take it to the ground.'

"I assumed he was on that," he confessed. "Usually when guys are taking stuff like that their cardio's not as good. Hence, why I kept taking him down. I figured he'd get worn out and I'd knock him out. it just didn't turn out that way."

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OGTT_Darth YOLO site profile image  

6/9/13 6:11 PM by OGTT_Darth YOLO

Pointy chin = no can absorb

circa305 site profile image  

6/9/13 4:17 PM by circa305

When I saw him at the weigh in i didnt just assume I KNEW for a fact he was on em.

Stea1th site profile image  

6/9/13 4:15 PM by Stea1th

Butterfly gif of shuab plz

catbath site profile image  

6/9/13 3:51 PM by catbath

Haha. I think people are reading a lot into his comments due to disliking Schaub. Maybe he did plan on taking him down beforehand. It would have certainly made sense. But maybe he did think he could pick at him a while from range first. it's possible that he felt Johnson's strength and adapted. Say what you want about Schaub, but he was a regular training partner of Carwin's. He knows what it's like to be in the cage with someone with gorilla strength.

kwnel2178 site profile image  

6/9/13 3:42 PM by kwnel2178

Is there any evidence that GSP is on PEDs?

Bat21 site profile image  

6/8/13 1:39 PM by Bat21

No shit. Especially the Rothwell fight. I love how he throws all caution to the wind and wades in, thinking he's got Rothwell hurt. Just dumb.

YouCantHandleMyRiddum site profile image  

6/8/13 1:08 PM by YouCantHandleMyRiddum

Damnnnn Schaub has been on the receiving end of some brutal K.Os

LyotoBundy site profile image  

6/8/13 12:26 PM by LyotoBundy

He doesn't always fight guys on PED's, but when he does he becomes a very snug blanket of doom.With a big mouth, reinforced by a glass jaw. Hunt vs Schaub next.. let's have his jaw wired shut.

Sid22 site profile image  

6/8/13 12:21 PM by Sid22

I dont like schuab....