Dublin had a lasting effect on former UFC star Brendan Schaub
Brendan Schaub's comments about his recent trip to Dublin would make any Dubliner proud.
The former Ultimate Fighter competitor was part of the broadcast team for the Mayweather-McGregor media tour, he has worked as an analyst for Bellator and his podcasts The Fighter and the Kid and the Big Brown Breakdown are two of the most popular of their kind.
He recently brought his Big Brown Breakdown tour to Dublin, where he caused quite a stir over his odd choice for first pint in the Irish capital - the Black Velvet. As he explained on the Fighter and the Kid, he didn't realise it was such an emasculating drink when he placed the order.
"I looked this grizzly Irishman in the eye who's family fought off the English in this bar and it's been family-owned forever, I said, 'Three purple Guinness, please, sir! He goes, 'Are you sure?' and I went, 'Yeah.' He goes, 'Alright', and then gives them to me. I had no idea that you were not supposed to do that."
Utter sacrilege https://t.co/cwhEcRKtx4
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOEdotie) August 6, 2017
Like a moth to the flame of controversy, Schaub was pretty critical of the full Irish breakfast. What was really surprising was that the former UFC heavyweight seemed to have an issue with the portion size.
"In Dublin, I would have Guinness, I would have an Irish breakfast which... listen, Ireland, it's just too much. It was eggs over-hard, basically or over-medium, sausage, bacon, blood sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes. The only beans were... you're talking about a traditional English breakfast."
Before you grab your shillelaghs and hurls and form an angry mob, Schaub did make some wonderful comments about the Irish city. On the same tour, he visited London and Manchester, but it was clear which city stood out for him.
"Finally, comedy's brought me around the world and, I've got to be honest, I loved London, I loved Manchester - it was phenomenal there - Dublin, I'm telling you, life-changing. It was life-changing for me."
You're welcome back anytime, Big Brown.