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10/15/13 5:33 PM
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The world has suffered a tremendous loss. In a world where dishonest scumbags are a dime a dozen, Barry Meyer was a breath of fresh air. Barry was truly one of the most genuinely decent human beings I've ever met and one of the most honest ones to boot. He allowed me to be part of his show many of times and always made sure my family and I had our experiences in Vegas be more than memorable. Its because of he and his brother Jeff that I got to experience one of my all time favorite memories, interviewing Wanderlei Silva. It was them, before I ever amounted to anything in MMA media, who told me I should continue pursuing my dreams because I was good enough to. These are just my experiences. I can't even begin to express how big of an impact Barry had on the sport of MMA as a whole. Its immeasurable. I lost a great friend. The MMA world lost a timeless classic. The world lost a great man. The lights of Vegas shine a lot dimmer now. Rest in Peace Barry. I wish I could have said this before, but thank you.... for everything. Jeff, please let me know if there's anything I can do. Its the least I can offer.
10/15/13 5:34 PM
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R.I.P.

10/15/13 6:21 PM
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Sad to hear...
10/15/13 6:24 PM
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I was close to him and his family, I'm really down about this. 

10/15/13 6:26 PM
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Ronda, Gina, Fitch, as well as a long list of UFC fighters all got their start in TUFFNUFF. 

10/15/13 6:28 PM
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Aww man, good guy, very sorry to hear this.
10/15/13 7:21 PM
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RIP  He gave so many fighters their first opportunities... Definitely a big loss for the community.

10/15/13 7:21 PM
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RIP

10/15/13 7:29 PM
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Barry was a good friend of mine and to MMA as a whole.  I will miss him.

 

RIP my friend.

10/15/13 7:41 PM
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RIP :( Phone Post 3.0
10/15/13 7:48 PM
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I was lucky enough to work with Barry and Jeff on one of our shows and a grappling tournament. They stepped in and did a wonderful job promoting the events. When they had their gear stolen they still found a way to run the grappling tournament. Two days in a row they kept a can do spirit in a very stressful situations. The fans and competitors were never aware of any issues and everyone loved being a part of the events. This was our third event and the best run event ever.

Jeff and Barry opened many doors for the young athletes and up and comers. They also showed a few that this was not the right door. The built a real development program where ammy fighters could experience what it was like to be in a real show. Many smaller regional shows could take notes on how these two operated.

I was honored to work with Jeff and Barry. My condolences to the family and to the MMA community, this will be a big loss.

To those of you that get a chance, buy a ticket and attend one of the TUFFNUFF events, you will enjoy the show.
10/15/13 7:48 PM
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Rest in Peace.

10/15/13 7:48 PM
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RIP Barry.

Met him when fought my first ammy fight in the UGGP 3 (UGers vs Sherdoggers) that was a part of a tuff n uff show.  He was very nice and talked with my and my buddy who was also fighting after the weigh ins when we were just hanging around in the ring.

What's crazy is that I was just looking at my gloves from that fight last night. 

 

He will be greatly missed.  My condolences to any family and loved ones.

10/15/13 7:49 PM
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Well fuck. The sport has lost one of its brightest beacons. Phone Post
10/15/13 7:51 PM
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Sorry to hear :( Phone Post 3.0
10/15/13 7:54 PM
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RIP Barry
10/15/13 8:06 PM
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Damn. RIP. Phone Post 3.0
10/15/13 8:07 PM
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10/15/13 8:12 PM
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10/15/13 8:13 PM
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10/15/13 8:16 PM
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This really breaks my heart. Fighting for Tuff-n-Uff was definitely the highlight of my amateur career and Barry was nothing but a class act during my interactions with him :(

Definitely a sad day. Phone Post 3.0
10/15/13 8:23 PM
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10/15/13 8:37 PM
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10/15/13 8:51 PM
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10/15/13 9:31 PM
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Really sucks.  Barry was a really good dude and positively imoacted many fighters lives and careers.  Heart goes out to his brother Jeff who posted on FB tht he was the best brother anyone could ever ask for. 


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