Fresh off the heels of a second round submission victory over Mac Danzig at UFC Fight Night 17 lightweight Josh Neer has another reason to celebrate. Neer who is 25-7-1 overall and 4-4 in the UFC has agreed to a new four fight deal with the organization.
The news was reported to MMA Junkie, which quotes Neer’s agent Mickey Dubberly of KO Dynasty as its sources.
Although financial details have yet to be released Neer should feel a sense of security considering he was arrested on New Year’s morning following a chase with police. Neer was eventually charged with second-offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and eluding police.
Neer, who trains with the famed Miletich Fighting Systems camp out of Iowa, is 4-1 in his last five fights and 8-2 since November of 2006. The 26-year old rewarded the UFC for their faith while earning fight of the night honors for his fight with Danzig.
“We would like to thank the UFC for being very supportive of Josh throughout his career and awarding his hard work with a new contract,” Dubberly is quoted as telling Junkie. “The UFC is where Josh wants to fight. (He) is more focused than ever and is looking forward to his next fight in the UFC.”
Neer has been fighting professionally for six years and made his UFC debut in 2005 losing via rear naked choke to Drew Fickett. Currently in his third tour of duty with the promotion, he holds victories over Melvin Guillard, Joe Stevenson, and Din Thomas.