Lightweight Josh Neer, who was last seen defeating The Ultimate Fighter 6 winner Mac Danzig at UFC Fight Night 17 earlier this month, has re-signed with the UFC, recently inking a new four-fight deal with the promotion.
Neer’s agent Mickey Dubberly confirmed the signing on Tuesday with MMA Junkie.
Neer began his UFC career with just a 2-3 mark that included losses Drew Fickett, Josh Burkman, and Nick Diaz as well as wins over Joe Stevenson and Melvin Guillard. After temporarily leaving the promotion and compiling a 6-1 record outside the octagon, Neer returned to the UFC in 2008, earning victories over Din Thomas and Danzig, while also suffering a split decision loss to Nate Diaz.
Neer made headlines prior to his fight with Danzig after being arrested on New Year’s Day in Iowa on charges of DWI and eluding police following an alleged hit-and-run incident. Despite the charges, Neer still earned “Fight of the Night” honors for his second-round submission victory.