Former UFC heavyweight contender Brendan Schaub, who rose to prominence in Season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), is known to take his pieces from mixed martial arts (MMA) media – most of which are well deserved.
But ‘Big Brown’ will get nothing but praise this week for his role in rescuing children from a fatal car crash last week in Encino, Calif., An accident that claimed the life of a 26-year-old mother. years – but somehow spared him four children.
“The car is all mutilated, and there is another guy over there who is at the scene, maybe it is the driver of the truck, I’m not sure, but me and him are the first on the scene. Schaub told his podcast listeners (via Combat MMA). “There’s two kids and there’s a bigger kid and he goes on, ‘I don’t wanna die, I don’t wanna die’ and I’m like, ‘You’re not gonna die, mate, you’re not gonna die. . I tell the guy to come back up, so I grab the door but it’s mutilated from the accident, so it’s tied to the car.
According to Schaub, he was driving down the freeway and approached the wreckage, which included a jackknifed tractor trailer. One of the children was on the roof of the destroyed vehicle calling for help, while others were trapped inside.
“So I break the window, we break part of the window. It’s already broken, I’m not like a fucking Captain America, so I take out all the broken glass and bring the kid through, ”Schaub continued. “I look and in front, there is a lady who has passed away. The brain matters everywhere, blood everywhere, and the kid says “mum, mama” and I say “Bubba, look at me, don’t look over there.” He was so young, it would have screwed him up completely. I say, ‘Look at me, don’t look over there, look at me.’ “
Schaub, 38, retired from active competition in 2015.
Cesar Iban Torres, who fled the scene, has been charged with murder, attempted murder, child abuse, assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest after allegedly driving on the other side with the intention of killing his girlfriend and their four children.
“I contacted the aunt because I am going to help pay for the funeral, I told her that I will help pay for the funeral, but I want to help these children. How do you help the children? Schaub asked. “I sent her an email and I hope she responds to me about it. What are you doing? I don’t know what you are doing. I can raise money for them, I can do it.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family here.