MFC 37 loses main event due to Barnett eye injury; Pavelich blames manager

After more than two years on the sidelines athletic heavyweight Chris “Beast Boy” Barnett (7-1) will have to wait even longer for his return to MMA action. In fact, his career as a pro mixed martial arts fighter could be in serious jeopardy.

Jesse Finney vs. Josh Neer announced as main event for “Fight Me 1 – The Battle Begins” Aug. 14 in St. Charles, Mo.

Undefeated Jesse Finney (7-0), out of St. Louis, Mo., will take on UFC veteran Josh Neer (27-10-1) in the main event for Fight Me MMA’s inaugural show at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo., on Aug. 14.

Zach Micklewright set to face Bart Palaszewski at WEC 50 in August

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Undefeated Zach Micklewright (10-0 MMA, 1-0 WEC) will face Bart Palaszewski (34-13 MMA, 3-2 WEC) in a lightweight showdown at WEC 50, tentatively scheduled for Aug. 18, 2010, at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. Micklewright’s management, KO Dynasty, confirmed the bout with on Wednesday, and stated that their … Read more

Spencer Fisher vs. Dennis Siver set for “TUF 11 Finale” on June 19

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – UFC lightweight veterans Spencer Fisher (23-5) and Dennis Siver (15-7) will face one another on June 19 as part of “The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale” at the Palms Casino Resort. confirmed the bout with Fisher’s manager, K.O. Dynasty CEO Mickey Dubberly, on Tuesday. Dubberly said Fisher had already signed his … Read more

Josh Neer’s manager confident about UFC return 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 … Read more

Josh Neer still fighting Mac Danzig at UFC Fight Night 17 despite legal woes

PRO MMA ( was notifed today that despite UFC fighter, Josh Neer’s recent legal issues, his upcoming fight at UFC Fight Night 17 is still scheduled to take place.

“Josh will be fighting Mac Danzig February 7th in the co-main event in Tampa as scheduled,” Neer’s manager stated in an email to PRO MMA. “Josh has  been training very hard for this fight and is looking forward to putting on a great fight for the UFC and fans.  Josh would like to once again thank his family, fans, friends, training partners, UFC, and everyone that has supported him through his career.” 

Neer was arrested early morning on New Year’s Day in Des Moines, Iowa on charges of operating a vehicle while Intoxicated, eluding police, hit and run and other traffic violations. He was released on two bonds totalling $7,000.00.

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Josh Neer’s manager releases official statement

In reference to Josh Neer’s arrest this morning in Des Moines, Iowa, Mickey Dubberly, manager of Josh Neer and C.E.O. of KO Dynasty Sports Management, gave the following statement to PRO MMA ( this evening:

“We are still looking into the matter as a lot of the facts are still unclear. We back Josh 100% in resolving this issue as quickly as possible, and putting this matter behind us and moving forward. I know Josh on a personal and business level, and he is a great person, fighter, and loving father.”

“We apologize to Josh’s fans, family, friends, and the UFC while we have to deal with this incident. We are very grateful that the UFC has supported Josh throughout his career and has given him the opportunity to be a co–main event. In no way do we ever want to bring any negativity towards the UFC as they have been nothing but great to Josh.”

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