Neer Replaces Sherk at UFC 104

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Bowen50
9/2/09 7:13:53PM
Josh Neer will replace an injured Sean Sherk in a lightweight bout against Gleison Tibau at UFC 104 on Oct. 24 in Los Angeles, according to a source close to the matchup.

Sherk, 36, suffered a shoulder injury in training that will keep him out of the gym for approximately four weeks, according to his manager Monte Cox. The injury is a setback for the former lightweight champion, who is 1-1 in his last two Octagon appearances since failing to recapture the crown from B.J. Penn at UFC 84 in May 2008.

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Mayhem13
9/2/09 7:17:14PM
damn that sucks...

this just got a lot harder to pick a winner on.
Nightmare27
9/2/09 7:17:50PM
That sucks, I was looking forward to that fight. Neer is a good replacement, I see him losing by UD.
prozacnation1978
9/2/09 7:34:21PM
now maybe okami fight will be on main card
damm that sucks about sherk
StorminYourman
9/2/09 7:46:08PM

Posted by prozacnation1978

now maybe okami fight will be on main card
damm that sucks about sherk



I see them Putting Bader -Red on the main card instead due to Okami and Sonnen putting on not the so much of the visually stunning performances.
roger
9/2/09 9:23:10PM
i really dont like neer but should be good fight
Twenty20Dollars
9/2/09 9:33:51PM
well unless neer pulls out a submission or gets great TD defense, I see Tibau just grinding out a decision like Pellegrino did against Neer.
Irish_Pride
9/2/09 9:36:19PM
This sucks I was really looking forward to Sherk fighting. Neer is a pretty good replacement. I think Neer is going to put on a very impressive show at 104. His last fight was a disapointing loss and you can tell it upset him so I think he is going to come out and beat Tibau.
Gladiator
9/2/09 10:48:26PM
Im actually kinda glad, hopefully this will open up the opportunity for a sherk-florin rematch in november or december.
Aether
9/2/09 11:01:09PM
Gleison is a pretty big LW, I can easily see him subbing or UDing Neer. When Josh gets put on his back he basically stops fighting and just complains by making strange gestures and allowing himself to be punched in the face. He has even punched himself in the face and complained about that lol. I get that Lay n Pray tactics are frustrating, but this is MMA, not Kickboxing, practice your sprawls and sweeps if you don't like it.
bjj1605
9/2/09 11:07:17PM

Posted by Aether

Gleison is a pretty big LW, I can easily see him subbing or UDing Neer. When Josh gets put on his back he basically stops fighting and just complains by making strange gestures and allowing himself to be punched in the face. He has even punched himself in the face and complained about that lol. I get that Lay n Pray tactics are frustrating, but this is MMA, not Kickboxing, practice your sprawls and sweeps if you don't like it.




Its not the fact that a guy can take you down that is frustrating. Its the fact that even when the guy on the bottom is doing more damage, attempting subs, and out grappling the top fighter the guy on top gets the decision. Unfortunately this is MMA and the judges are terrible. Not one of them is qualified for their job.
Aether
9/2/09 11:18:18PM
Neer doesn't do that though... He more or less just lays there and complains. I agree that if the guy on the bottom is constantly attacking it should be factored in more heavily than top position with no damage, but I really don't think that argument can be made in Neer's case.
joshryanshepherd
9/2/09 11:23:17PM
Neer is gonna beat him up
Jesse_Canadian_MMA
9/2/09 11:37:31PM
I hope that the Bader fight or the Okami-sonnen fight make it to the main card now, I really hope Neer/Tibau isnt on the main card
duggy
9/2/09 11:54:38PM
losing Carwin and Sherk and getting Rothwell and Neer is straight weak sauce.

last I remeber, Rothwell got bitch slapped (figuratively) by the guy who got beat down by a Sam's Club tire repairman and Neer got bitch slapped (literally) by a guy and couldnt do anything about it except complain in a blog a week later.

the LA card is in need of a serious addition. i live an hour away and i don't even want to go anymore.

balls.
Macheetah
9/3/09 1:40:37PM
This is horrible, no more Cain vs. Carwin, and now this? I paid to see Sherk, since he is one of my favorite fighters. This card isn't appealing to me anymore besides Machida/Rua, I'm thinking about selling my tickets.

What a disappointment, card gets worse every announcement.
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