Josh Neer (right) poses at the weigh-ins against Mike Pyle at UFC on FX 3. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
Despite suffering a shocking KO loss in his last fight, UFC welterweight Josh Neer needn't worry about his job security. His latest stay in the UFC will be extended after he signed a brand spanking new four-fight contract with the organization. BJPENN.com has the details:
Reports of the contract renewal started to surface this morning and BJPENN.COM has since confirmed the reports as valid.
Known for his entertaining style, heart, and granite chin, the 29-year-old Neer is a veteran of the sport with a remarkable 57 fights. In his first two spans with the UFC, he picked up wins against Joe Stevenson, Melvin Guillard, Din Thomas, and Mac Danzig. He was cut twice due to inconsistent and poor showings, noticeable with his record of 4-6, at the time. Following his 2nd release, he went on to fight Bellator's Eddie Alvarez in a "superfight" , where he lost by technical submission in the 1st round. Neer rebounded by rattling off four consecutive wins in smaller promotions to earn another shot at the big time late last year.
"The Dentist" is 2-1 in his third stint in the UFC, with impressive stoppage wins over Keith Wisniewski and Duane Ludwig. His lone loss came against Mike Pyle at UFC on FX 3 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida earlier this June, when Pyle landed a stunning right hand to put Neer out cold with seconds remaining in the opening round. The result came as a shock to many MMA fans, given Neer's proven ability to take a punch and Pyle's lack of KO wins. He currently does not have a fight scheduled, but he's certainly guaranteed a few more with his new contract.