All that Josh Neer wants is a fight. When that cage door closes, “The Dentist” wants to go toe-to-toe with the man standing opposite him.
Friday night, Neer will likely get just that, as the veteran meets Duane Ludwig at UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller from Nashville, Tennessee.
For Neer, this opportunity to compete back inside the UFC’s Octagon after being cut is exactly why he went any and every where to fight. The Iowa native won six of seven bouts after his axe from the UFC, falling only to Eddie Alvarez. This past October, Neer was signed to fight Keith Wisniewski, earning a victory and another shot at redemption.
“I didn’t get the best match ups that I wanted to get (during my first stint in the UFC),” said Neer, in a recent interview with the UFC’s website. “(Ludwig) is a real technical fighter, and he’s the type of fighter that I like to fight. He’s gonna try to finish and not just wins by points. I think he’s good.”
As for his future, Neer is only concerned with Ludwig, but adds, “I think everybody that fights should want to be a world champion. That’s definitely one of my goals, but I think more of a realistic thing is to be someone like Chris Lytle that has exciting fights every time I fight, and go in there and be remembered that way.”
Catch Ludwig-Neer when the main card fires up at 9:00 PM EST with preliminary action on Fuel TV beginning three hours earlier. Other bouts include Pat Barry vs. Christian Morecraft and a headlienr between top 155ers Melvin Guillard and Jim Miller.
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