The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finalist Brendan Schaub had his nose shattered with the a huge knee from Marcus Jones during the semifinals of this season’s heavyweight tournament, but he wouldn’t have known it if it hadn’t been for UFC President Dana White pointing out his crooked snot-box following the bout’s conclusion. As a matter of fact, Brendan had no idea he had been hit with anything at all.
When asked during today’s TUF Finale media call whether or not the big knee he received in the clinch at the hands of the freakishly powerful Jones had phased him to some degree, Schaub revealed that he never knew what hit him… literally.
“Not at all man. I was waiting for him to capitalize on it and he would have got knocked out the same way,” said Schaub. “To be honest with you, when he threw the knee I was like, ‘Man, that was close, He missed’. I didn’t feel it at all. Not until after the fight and Dana White goes, “Man, feel your nose. Feel your nose bro”, and I feel my nose and it was all off-centered. I ended up breaking my nose, but I didn’t even think the knee hit me to be honest with you.”
Brendan will face off with Roy Nelson in the tournament finale that is set for this Saturday evening, December 5, from Las Vegas, and airing live on Spike TV.