This Friday night, Josh Neer will make his return to the cage after being ousted from the UFC for the third time. He will be on the Max Fights DM 'Ballroom Brawl 4' bill and, as he told MMA Unltd, he is looking forward to getting back to action again.
"It's going to be fantastic fighting in my hometown," Neer beamed. His opponent will be a largely unheralded 6-8 fighter named Matt Delanoit. Despite him not having the greatest record, Neer reckons that Delanoit will put up a good fight. "I've seen him fight a couple of times" he added. "I think he's decent. Fingers crossed, it should be an entertaining fight."
In his last outing, Neer was beaten by Gleison Tibau via unanimous decision and he was far from happy with how he looked that night.
"No, I wasn't happy with how I performed," Neer admitted. " I should have stopped his takedowns. However, I must say that I felt like I won because he did no damage to me! He took me down repeatedly, but he did absolutely nothing with them."
After that loss, Neer was cut from the UFC. Some have argued that this is unfair given the quality of opposition that Neer has been in with (in his last two fights he went up against Kurt Pellegrino and the aforementioned Tibau) and he shares these sentiments.
"I think I should have been given another fight. I had two back to back losses, but both were decisions, and I felt like I was the only one who actually 'fought' in both fights. I also feel that in both fights I was cheated out of 'Fight of the Night'. If either of those guys [Pellegrino and Tibau] actually fought, we could have made some money."
So is a return to the UFC something that Neer is desperate for? Not really, it seems. On the topic, he divulged, "It's just my goal to fight hard and have fun fighting in whatever organisation I fight in." This comment would seemingly leave the door open for Strikeforce to make him an offer, should he win on Friday night.
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