On The Ultimate Fighter 10, Brendan Schaub and Matt Mitrione were two of the contestants. Though they didn’t win the show, they formed a friendship and were still offered UFC contracts.
“Matt is a friend but I have zero problem, just like I told Matt, when Joe Silva and Dana White asked me to take this fight, I had zero problems taking it,” said Schaub on MMA Junkie Radio. “It didn’t even crossed my mind to be like, ‘Nah, man.’ This is the business we’re in; this is what we signed up for so I don’t have a problem separating that.”
While friends, the pair have been trading jabs on Twitter.
Schaub is 9-3 with a decision win this year to Lavar Johnson. Following two defeats, Mitrione knocked out Phil De Fries in 19 seconds.