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UFC veteran Josh Neer explains story behind video of him beating up 'moron' at his gym

UFC veteran Josh Neer posted a short Youtube video of himself beating up a man at his gym. Neer has since provided his side of the story.

Former UFC fighter Josh "The Dentist" Neer posted a brutal 14 second video on Youtube (which you can view at the top of the page) of him delivering heavy punishment on someone at his gym. The unidentified man can be seen getting viciously elbowed and punched repeatedly by Neer, who then threw a closing soccer kick to his head even after they were separated.

Bloody Elbow's John Nash spoke with Neer, who provided us with this official statement as well as Facebook messages sent to him prior to the fight:

"Basically the guys a dumbass and been talking shit about MMA fighters for a month. On and on, I usually ignore him but this Saturday he wrote me on Facebook the message i gave. He had written 10 messages to me talking shit which I ignored, but this time I said if you really want to fight come to the gym Monday at 5:30.

I don't know what his problem is but he's a big guy, like 6-6 and 270 pounds and just acts like a bully. That what he seems like to me, just a bully.

He showed up at 6:10, 40 mins into my practice. And then I asked him if he wanted to fight Rakim or me and Rakim is bigger then me so of course he chose me."

Neer FB message 1

Neer FB message 2

Neer also added that his reasoning behind posting the video was the hope that Patrick Martin would "shut up" after continuing to message him on Facebook even after the fight. The 31-year-old was released from the UFC in 2013 and last competed in professional MMA in October 2014, losing a unanimous decision to Paul Bradley in Bellator. He is currently not under contract with Bellator per The MMA Report's Jason Floyd.