NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In earlier octagon times, Josh Neer got caught up in the hype of thinking his opponents would welcome a slugfest. It was the UFC, after all, and everyone was tough. Who wouldn't want to test himself?
With calluses worn onto his back, he found out differently.
On Friday, Neer embarks on the second fight of his fourth stint in the UFC, and he's fighting one of the better pure strikers in the welterweight division.