Josh Neer (37-14-1), a 15 fight veteran of the UFC, posted the following video online of him beating up a guy in his gym landing some vicious elbows and even throwing a soccer kick at the end. Here is the video:
Neer explained the situation to Bloody Elbow and revealed that the guy in the video had sent him numerous messages regarding what he thought of MMA fighters and provoking Neer.
“Basically the guys a dumbass and been talking shit about MMA fighters for a month. On and on, I usually ignore him but this Saturday he wrote me on Facebook the message I gave. He had written 10 messages to me talking shit which I ignored, but this time I said if you really want to fight come to the gym Monday at 5:30.
I don’t know what his problem is but he’s a big guy, like 6-6 and 270 pounds and just acts like a bully. That what he seems like to me, just a bully.
He showed up at 6:10, 40 mins into my practice. And then I asked him if he wanted to fight Rakim or me and Rakim is bigger then me so of course he chose me.”
Alan’s Angle: Regardless of how bad the guy acted towards Neer there are other ways to react than elbow the guy repeatedly on the ground and then throw a dirty soccer kick while he is still on the ground. A simple roll for five minutes, submitting him over and over would have been sufficient in proving a point. This just reflects badly on Neer and the sport of MMA when one of it’s more experienced competitors does this.