UFC® Fighters Chad "Money" Mendes and Paige "12 Gauge" VanZant Tackle Tough Mudder™ Tahoe in Video Released by Toyo Tires®

Jul 09, 2015, 20:38 ET from Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.

CYPRESS, Calif., July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyo Tires® recently challenged Team Toyo® athletes/UFC® fighters, Chad "Money" Mendes and Paige "12 Gauge" VanZant to a little untraditional training, and they crushed it.  Now, see the two of them tackle Tough Mudder Tahoe in this video posted on the Toyo Tires YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3apS4lxuVzo

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The two worked as a team and with other Mudders to complete the 10.3 mile obstacle course at Northstar Resort in the Tahoe area of California on June 13.  A longtime Team Toyo member, Mendes will fight Conor McGregor this Saturday for the UFC Interim Featherweight title.  VanZant is the newest member of Team Toyo and a strong contender in the UFC® Women's Strawweight division.  

Toyo Tires is the Official Tire of Tough Mudder.  Held around the world, these team-oriented events consist of 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed to test physical strength and mental grit.  Like Mendes and VanZant, Tough Mudder participants face every obstacle with an "All or Nothing" attitude.  Every course in the U.S. also features a menacing 10-foot wall called Skidmarked presented by Toyo Tires®, and the village area includes a Toyo Tires challenge.

Learn more about Team Toyo athletes and the full line of tires to suit every vehicle and lifestyle at toyotires.com.

About Toyo Tires®

Established in 1966, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. represents the innovation, quality, performance, and excellent service that Toyo Tires has delivered worldwide for nearly 70 years.

The company offers a complete selection of premium replacement tires for nearly every make and model including light trucks, SUVs, high performance cars and luxury vehicles as well as commercial trucks.  Consumer product lines include the popular Open Country® tires for light trucks and SUVs; Proxes® ultra-high performance tires; Versado® tires for luxury passenger cars; and the value line of Extensa® passenger car tires. Many of the tires are built in the United States at their state-of-the-art factory in Bartow County, Georgia.

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About Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder Inc. was founded in 2010 by Will Dean and Guy Livingstone. Dubbed "Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet," each Tough Mudder endurance challenge tests participants' toughness, fitness, strength, stamina, mental grit and teamwork. In 2015, Tough Mudder will host more than 50 events in countries worldwide. For the schedule of 2015 event dates and locations, visit www.ToughMudder.com. To join the conversation, follow Tough Mudder on Facebook at facebook.com/toughmudder, on Twitter @ToughMudder, and on Instagram @Tough_Mudder.


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