ProMMA.info recently spoke with KO Dynasty CEO Mickey Dubberly regarding the UFC’s release of his client Josh Neer (25-9-1) following a unanimous decision loss to Gleison Tibau at UFC 104. Since his UFC debut in 2005, Neer has had ten fights inside the Octagon, and his manager is confident the 26-year-old will have the opportunity to return after a few wins.
Dubberly issued the following statement:
Unfortunately Josh was matched up with fighters that wanted to take him down and lay on him to grind out a victory. If you are going to take Josh down then at least try to finish him, just don’t lay on him and hold him down. Most fighters are not going to want to stand and bang with Josh, and they just want to play it safe, hold him down, and get the win. Josh wants to put on exciting fights, and there is nothing more frustrating to Josh than not to put on an exciting fight for the fans. Right now we have a few offers from different organizations that want to sign Josh immediately so we are just weighing our options, and going with the best opportunity for Josh. Josh will be back in the UFC after he wins a few fights outside the UFC. We appreciate all the support Josh’s fans have given him.