Josh Neer Gets His Walking Papers

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SmileR
10/31/09 11:48:54AM
After suffering his second loss in a row and his third defeat in the last four outings, Josh "The Dentist" Neer has been released from the UFC, ending his third tour of duty inside the Octagon. It's not exactly a surprise to anyone who saw his scrap with Gleison Tibau at UFC 104 last weekend. In a fight that never was pay-per-view quality to begin with, Neer spent three rounds getting slammed on his back and embarrassing the entire state of Iowa with his poor takedown defense before losing via unanimous decision. At UFC 101 in August he suffered a similar fate against Kurt Pellegrino, who also outwrestled Neer en route to a plodding decision.

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D0wnUnd6e6r
10/31/09 12:10:37PM
This guy has a lot of skills, great stand up and cardio and all, but put him on his back for 3 rounds and you beat him regardless of the damage you do. Get a few impressive KO's in strikeforce as i know you can dentist, and you'll be back.
telnights
10/31/09 12:21:45PM
Cant say I'm shocked, Neer suffers from the same problem the Diaz brothers do as well but his problem is even worse. He seams to have very poor TDD and anytime he faces a good wrestler his chance are slim. He knows his problem but just like the Diaz brothers doesn't seam to do anything about it. Neer could be really good if he focused just on wrestling for a year.
Jackelope
10/31/09 12:51:22PM
That's kind of too bad. Neer is a good fighter. He'll bring it every time. Like it or not, though.. wrestling is part of the game.
Khaos
10/31/09 1:15:12PM
He's a good fighter, I'm disappointed to see him get released, but by no means am I suprised.
higdon10
10/31/09 2:25:51PM

Posted by Khaos

He's a good fighter, I'm disappointed to see him get released, but by no means am I suprised.



Rush
10/31/09 3:07:57PM
It's too bad, I liked Neer, which ended up costing me a lot of points on the playground (because I picked him and he kept losing).

He has the skills, but he either doesn't look like he takes the fight seriously or he doesn't come in with a game plan.
isk
10/31/09 3:08:15PM

Posted by D0wnUnd6e6r

This guy has a lot of skills, great stand up and cardio and all, but put him on his back for 3 rounds and you beat him regardless of the damage you do. Get a few impressive KO's in strikeforce as i know you can dentist, and you'll be back.



Yeah, it's kind of a weird thought but these guys might have too much confidence in their jiu jitsu. Each of them have very solid ground games so they think getting taken down isn't a big deal. Clearly this attitude can work against you.

Neer's a tough guy with surprisingly good standup and BJJ, but he doesn't really go in with a gameplan or a lot of motivation to win. If he got hungry and focused I think he'd do very well.
kopower
10/31/09 3:25:47PM
I really like Neer also. Hopefully he works on his take down defense. I know he lost to Nate but I'd like to see him go at it with Nick. I think that would be a war!
mshalosky
10/31/09 3:48:26PM
Nick Diaz VS "the Dentist"
I say give neer like 2 gimme fights and then give him a tiltle shot at diaz. That would probably be the fight of the year. 4th rd tko diaz
AnDeRsonDaSiLvA
10/31/09 3:54:56PM

Posted by mshalosky

Nick Diaz VS "the Dentist"
I say give neer like 2 gimme fights and then give him a tiltle shot at diaz. That would probably be the fight of the year. 4th rd tko diaz



They already fought and diaz destroyed him on the feet , with ground and pound , and tapped him with a kimura . Diaz has made major improvements , while neer is almost the same fighter . pointless matchup imo .
team_demon_fighter
10/31/09 4:55:47PM
thank you for someone bein smart.. nick would destroy him again and again, never even bein in danger ever during the fight
bjj1605
10/31/09 5:44:10PM
I think that wrestling is scored to highly but Neer doesn't seem to think it matters at all. Get this guy in a wrestling school and work nothing else until he can at least keep it on the feet when he wants to.
BustedKnuckle
10/31/09 8:55:19PM
I realy like Josh as a fighter. Dude is tough as nails and has no quit in him. But he hasnt evolved with the game. His wrestling is bad and he needs to focus on that in order to further his career. Hes only 26 and has a ton of expierience. I hope he can improve and go for a 4th tour of duty in the UFC??? Maybe to WEC for him???
KaibaThedon
11/1/09 1:37:43AM
ouchness... really looked like there was a bright future after submitting mac danzig from his back

then he let everyone down in the pellegrino fight

i couldve told you tibau wouldve been the same result lol
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