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UFC Lightweight Josh Neer Arrested After Hit-and-Run

(Nice stoppage, ref. Where were you when Josh was pouring himself his 14th rum-and-coke?)

Some people really know how to ring in the new year. Other people, like Josh Neer for example, completely suck at it. "The Dentist" — who most recently dropped a split decision to Nate Diaz at UFC Fight Night 15 in September — got involved in a Quinton Jackson-esque vehicular tantrum last night in Des Moines, Iowa, which ended with him being arrested and taken to jail. Here’s MMA Weekly’s version of the incident

Neer apparently hit a car from behind at a red stoplight. That car then rear-ended a police car that was stopped for the light. Reportedly driving a black Audi Quattro, Neer then allegedly pulled out, crossing oncoming traffic and leading police on a chase.
The report goes on to say that police attempted to stop the Audi by hitting the back quarter panel of the car with a squad car. The Audi spun around, but [Neer] regained control. The chase eventually wound up on Interstate 80, reportedly reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph in a 65 mph speed zone. The chase finally ended at mile marker 137, where police arrested Neer.

Sherdog adds more details:

Neer, 25, faces charges of Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated, hit-and-run, eluding police and other traffic violations, according to Sgt. Jeff Phillips with the Des Moines Police Department. This was Neer’s second OWI offense. Eluding police is a felony charge…
[P]olice reportedly deployed spike strips in an attempt to bring the pursuit to an end. Neer was arrested after blowing a tire and later posted bail. Neer was released at 8:26 a.m. CST from Polk County Jail on $2,000 bond for the OWI and $5,000 for the felony eluding.

Good lord, man. What part of "Enjoy Responsibly" did you not understand? No official statement has been released by the UFC at this point, and Neer is still scheduled to take on Mac Danzig at UFC Fight Night 17 (February 7th; Tampa, Florida).

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Anonymous- February 7, 2009 at 9:38 pm
Josh Neer is an arrogant fuckhead. One day he is going to be show boating and get his head knocked off. I hope they spit on him afterwards.
BuckWild- January 5, 2009 at 9:58 am
@ Xamot

ha ha.. Well if that were the case.. it wouldn't be a waste it would be good to know a lil mma in prison.

Who knows. maybe he can pick up some 52 blocks while he is in there! Come out a better fighter ! ha !
BuckWild- January 5, 2009 at 9:52 am
Wow.. Thats too bad. Sometimes people just make bad decisions in life. Hope it doesn't mess with his money to much!
Xamot- January 2, 2009 at 1:43 pm
All those years of MMA training are now just going to be wasted defending against prison rapes. Remember Neer, you can be penetrated even if they're in your closed guard.

What a dumb drunk.
Bootylam!- January 2, 2009 at 12:42 pm
Do these guys hire bleeding heart apologists to post on these sights for them? Knowlittle and SteviaAnus ar f'ing idiots. Assholes like this feel it's o.k. for them to visit their stupidity on all of society. Police don't have better things to do than chase assholes who can't be man enough to know when to call a ride? Hope someone you know gets raped, robbed, or hurt while police and rescue are dealing with retards like this. Then you can see the true price of a "mistake". Grow up and CALL A CAB!
Sebas- January 2, 2009 at 2:00 am
that afro guy that was a BJJ black belt and got his arm broken for being too stubrun was from des moine too...

anyway...everybody is safe until junie gets a car...then..Waaarrr facckedd...its gonn be ugly
Stevia Addict- January 1, 2009 at 10:15 pm
Fuck you Shatner. That's no soap box. Just respect the practitioners of the sport, and respect their shortcomings.
Sodak- January 1, 2009 at 9:40 pm
shoulda took the dui. he'll be all right tho a second dui ain't shit and elluding is a class 6 felony he'll probabally get six months hopefully with work release.
Rich S.- January 1, 2009 at 9:12 pm
nevermind, i guess it was his loss to Mark Miller..
Rich S.- January 1, 2009 at 9:09 pm
what fight is the pic from?
WilliamShatner- January 1, 2009 at 8:47 pm
"Stevia Addict" get your righteous ass off of your soapbox!
Stevia Addict- January 1, 2009 at 8:42 pm
I would like to hereby put an end to people enjoying other people's sufferings. We've all fucked up. For people to rejoice over it on a fucking message board is fucking sad as hell. I hope Josh Neer straightens his shit out and gets better.
@ MKXii- January 1, 2009 at 7:55 pm
I neerly did that, but then I realized it's spelled "near"... oh wait...
WilliamShatner- January 1, 2009 at 7:49 pm
Fuck the POLICE!
Knowitall clearly you arent that smart.- January 1, 2009 at 7:42 pm
Your drivers license should be revoked lol
Knowitall- January 1, 2009 at 5:55 pm
hahaha, for some weird reason Josh Neer always kinda seemed like the kinda guy to do this.

I wouldnt say its that big of a deal, he was wasted, got a bit scared, tried getting away and got owned. It happens. Of course its dangerous, but you guys cant say you havent done somethin dumb. I know ive had cases like this before, but I stopped a little earlier. Just 2 months ago I ran a stop sign, saw a cop pull around behind me, and tried to ditch off, I was drunk, and ran another stop sign and went into a crescent to get away, but the bastard got me. He also only gave me a ticket for running one stop sign, it was amazing.

Either way, its a funny story because no one got hurt. I know ill be Cheering for the crazy fucker in his next fight, he always has good fights.
A Motherfucking Robot - January 1, 2009 at 5:00 pm
oh taking a page right out of Jackson's book huh. maybe next he will start killing babies
MKXii- January 1, 2009 at 4:47 pm
His name was fucking with me the whole time. Like how's he neerly arrested or neerly hit a car, neer 25 years old.
WilliamShatner- January 1, 2009 at 4:30 pm
I love it when people ignore the police.
The Mauler- January 1, 2009 at 4:22 pm
Will Mac Danzig be expected to 'beat him off' now?
WAR BONG- January 1, 2009 at 4:14 pm
100mph...on I-80 around des moines...lucky someone wasn't kilt.
Dana Mother F#%king White- January 1, 2009 at 3:05 pm
Josh Neer is one of the mentally strongest people I know.
Anonymous- January 1, 2009 at 3:02 pm
gee i wonder if Dana white will defend josh neer like he did Rampage.....
Somehow i doubt it.
Steve- January 1, 2009 at 2:50 pm
What, no tokyo drifts?
damn- January 1, 2009 at 2:26 pm
what a fucking dumbshit.