Schneider off the big Tuff-N-Uff card

Tuff-N-Uff was unsuccessful in finding an opponent for light-heavyweight champion Brandon Schneider for the annual Pack the Mack event.

Schneider, Pahrump’s own amateur MMA heavyweight fighter, was scheduled to fight at the Thomas &Mack this Saturday but he said Tuff-N-Uff couldn’t find him an opponent.

“Of course I am disappointed that I won’t be fighting this Saturday,” Schneider said. “I took a month off for the fight and to set up my gym and now it just means I will have to go back to work in construction.”

Schneider said that he would turn professional after the Pack the Mack event. When asked if this means he will be turning professional now, he replied, “I am going to the fight this weekend and will talk to Jeff (Meyer), see what he says.” Meyer is a partner in the Tuff-N-Uff organization.

About Tuff-N-Uff :

A 20-year-old combat sports organization, the Las Vegas-based Tuff-N-Uff has presented the best amateur mixed martial arts (MMA) action in the nation since 2003, giving rise to the biggest star in the sport today, UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, as well UFC and Strikeforce veteran Ryan Couture and newly-signed UFC welterweight, Alan Jouban.

Tuff-N-Uff has helped grow the careers of many other MMA athletes, including Jessamyn Duke, Ashlee Evans-Smith, Tonya Evinger, Jon Fitch, Jesse Forbes, Chris Holdsworth, Brad Imes, Jimmy Jones and Jesse Taylor. In 2013, Tuff-N-Uff became the first combat sports organization to be included on the UFC International Fight Week schedule of events.

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