After his impressive win against Mac Danzig at “UFC Fight Night 17” earlier this month, the UFC had no choice but to sign Josh Neer to a four-fight contract extension. He has won four of his last five bouts and is quickly climbing up the 155-pound totem pole.
Mickey Dubberly, CEO of KO Dynasty, confirmed Neer’s signing today with MMAjunkie.com.
“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 stated in an email to the website. “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.”
The signing comes on the heels of Neer’s early-morning arrest this past New Year’s Day for leading police on a chase where he was charged with second-offense operating a vehicle while intoxicated and eluding police.