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Brendan Schaub: “I Think I’m Going To Be World Champ”

Brendan Schaub has high hopes for himself, as every fighter in MMA tends to do. The former Ultimate Fighter runner-up will return from his second career loss at UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans when he meets Ben Rothwell.

Sporting a career record of 8-2, including four wins in six UFC fights, “The Hybrid” is coming off a knockout defeat at the hands of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira last year.

“I’m happy where I’m at,” said Schaub, while appearing on Radio this past week. “I have a lot of growth to do, and I think I can compete with anyone in the world. I think I’m going to be world champ. I think this is a step back. But I think you find out what a guy’s made (of) after a loss.”

Schaub’s only other career loss came in the finals of The Ultimate Fighter at the hands of Roy Nelson. He feels a win over Rothwell will get him back on the right track, adding, “I get the win over Ben Rothwell, I’m right back in there. I just cannot stand losing, man.”

UFC 145 takes place April 21 from Atlanta, Georgia. The main event will feature UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones against No. 1 contender Rashad Evans.