MMA community is more of a niche. In fact, there’s just a couple of names from MMA that have linked into mainstream. Most would agree Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey fall into this category.
Another name from UFC is becoming internet famous in lieu of actual skill – Brendan Schaub. Schaub recently went super viral after a clip from his podcast caused widespread ridicule.
Football is a massive mainstream sport, unlike MMA. Which is why so many viewers were surprised to learn that Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar play in the Premier League.
Obviously, the trio play their club football at Paris Saint-Germain, which is not in Premiere league but this is unbeknownst to the The Fighter and the kid podcast hosts.
Schaub also went on to butcher Neymar’s name to beyond recognition calling him Needermeyer.
The mainstream seems unaware that Schaub has the market cornered on butchering names. In the past, he’s referred to Jon Jones as Jon Africa, Max Holloway as Max Hollywood and Francis Ngannou as Francis Guhknow.
But it didn’t end with Schaub in this particular case. Co-host Bryan Callen went on to refer to France’s striker as ‘Mgappe’.
One Twitter user joked: “Mbappe scored 7 touchdowns and got the golden donut.”
A second wrote: “You get to Neydermeer and think it can’t get worse. Then he says premier league and you give up on life.”
A third added: “Hands down, ‘Needermayer’ was best part of this clip…”
A fourth said: “The fact that they say all this with straight faces is comedy genius.”
Someone commented: “Ask them to explain off side. That will be pure comedy.”
Another joked: “The most American thing I’ve watched all day.”
im mgappe and shey is needermeyer pic.twitter.com/heqS7IOLym
— toni mgappe🎄 (@nayeonsliv) December 24, 2022
The video of the gaffe has been reposted countless times and has over 2.8 million views on just one of the links posted on twitter.