UFC athlete turned podcaster Brendan Schaub called out the MMA community for caring about Stephan Bonnar only after his death. Schaub doesn’t like it that the fans are mourning after Bonnar died but didn’t do anything to help.
Schaub is usually a bafoon, but he was one of the only UFC veterans to respond to Bonnar’s call for help when his house burned down. The family’s gofundme had contributions from Tyron Woodley and Brendan Schaub and a lot of friends and family.
Henry Cejudo helped out, shouting out the fundraiser on his socials as well. Besides them neither Dana White, Forest Griffin or any other UFC alumni contributed.
Former UFC light heavyweight Stephan Bonnar passed away on December 22. He died at the age of 45 years old due to heart related issues. This isn’t the official cause of death and there seems to be no movement on publicizing what exactly led to Bonnar’s demise.
Stephan Bonnar was one of the most famous UFC veterans. ‘The American Psycho’ competed in the UFC from 2005 to 2013, facing the likes of Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Jon Jones, and Anderson Silva.
Bonnar was widely credited with saving the promotion at a critical time in his match against Forrest Griffin.
Despite his great achievements and success in the UFC, Bonnar had fallen on hard times in the last decade. He also fell ill and kept it up to date on his social media. After his passing, his name made headlines again with fans mourning his death.
Recently, former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub slammed the MMA community
“He was going through it very openly on social media and posting on social media. He was clearly having some issues. How many of you that posted a picture did a single thing for him? But then when he passed away, keep that same energy. You knew the guy was in the dumps and you didn’t do s**t for him.” Schaub said during his appearance on The Fighter and The Kid podcast.
Schaub wasn’t the first to share this sentiment either, prior to him Sean Strickland expressed his disdain about a number of tribute posts he was seeing on social media.