(Seriously, all he’s missing is a lisp and an army of lawyers to enable his incoherent conspiracy theories and he’d fit right in with the 209 crew.)
We’re not ashamed to admit that — despite his many shortcomings both inside the ring and out — Josh Neer will always be one of our favorite fighters. Embracing an “old school,” entertainment over strategy mentality that saw him score back-to-back Fight of the Night awards during his second run in the UFC, the Iowa native has been throwing caution to the wind since 2003 and holds nearly 50 fights to his credit (including notable victories over Mac Danzig, Melvin Guillard, Duane Ludwig, and Joe Stevenson) despite his relatively young age (30).
Josh Neer (33-13-1) has been released following 3 straight losses inside the Octagon. ‘The Dentist’ a veteran of the sport, was last in action at UFC 157 where he lost a decision to Court McGee. Prior to that Neer had been finished by both Justin Edwards and Mike Pyle.
Also among the fallen…
Brock Jardine: 0-2 in the UFC, was last submitted via a crazy kneebar from the back mount/hiplock at the hands of Kenny Robertson at UFC 157. Prior to that, Jardine dropped a unanimous decision to Rick Story at UFC on FX 4.
Caros Fodor: 0-1, brought over in the Strikeforce acquisition and dropped a split decision to Sam Stout at UFC 157. Damn, that seems kinda hasty.
Jon Manley: Also 0-1, Manley was apparently part of the cast of the already forgotten TUF 16 and faced fellow contestant Neil Magny at UFC 157, where he wound up on the wrong end of a UD loss.
Farewell gentlemen, you may be lost but you will never be forgotten…unless you were on TUF 16.
So, Potato Nation, how about that flying armbar?