Josh Neer (33-10-1 MMA, 6-6 UFC) has gotten over his hatred of so-called "lay and pray" artists.
Now, he's just determined to stop them – and punch them in the face.
That's the plan against his next opponent, Mike Pyle (22-8-1 MMA, 5-3 UFC), who he believes will try to take him down when they meet at UFC on FX 3, which takes place Friday at BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla.
The welterweight matchup airs live on FX as part of the evening's main card. Preliminary matchups air on FUEL TV and stream on Facebook.
Two days out from the fight, Neer has heard that Pyle might be lingering in catchweight territory.
"I heard he's heavy right now, so I think he's going to try to play the big man to smaller man," Neer today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "But I'm prepared for that." Link