Big Trouble: UFC Fighter Josh Neer Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI And Eluding Police


MMA veteran and current UFC fighter Josh Neer was arrested in Davenport, Iowa, after apparently hitting two cars then taking police on a high speed chase which eventually ended in near by Urbandale. Neer was taken in to custody and charged with suspicion of DUI, Hit and Run and Eluding Police. Here’s the report.

“[Neer] hit two cars. One of those happened to be a police car at 4th and Court Avenue. Neer took off and police chased him for twenty miles, hitting speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. Police tried a pit maneuver at 6th and Euclid Avenue to stop Neer. After that failed, Neer drove into Urbandale and eventually made it onto Interstate 80. That’s when Neer’s car blew a tire near the east mixmaster.”

Neers manager Mickey Dubberly responds:

“We are still looking into the matter as a lot of the facts are still unclear. We back Josh 100% in resolving this issue as quickly as possible and putting this matter behind us and moving forward. I know Josh on a personal and business level and he is a great person, fighter and loving father. We apologize to Josh’s , fans, family, friends and the UFC while we have to deal with this incident. We are very grateful that the UFC has supported Josh throughout his career and has given him the opportunity to be a co—main event. In no way do we ever want to bring any negativity towards the UFC as they have been nothing but great to Josh. Josh is already looking forward to put this incident behind him and is focusing on his fight with Mac Danzig. We would hope everyone would reserve judgment until all the facts are known in a court of law instead of just going off of here say. No further comments will be made until after the court hearing. Josh wants to thank his friends, fans, family ,training partners, UFC and everyone that stands behind him for supporting him through his career.”

Josh Neer is scheduled to take on Mac Danzig in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 17 on February 7, from the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla.


  1. richaaron

    January 2, 2009 at 2:06 am

    Who does Neer think he is..? Rampage…? He's gone. Doesn't he know that part of the requirements for engaging in a Police pursuit are holding a UFC title at one time or another? What a dummy. -Rich

  2. MW74

    January 2, 2009 at 2:25 am

    ….has anyone else seen The Manchurian Candidate?…find any familiarities?…coincidence?…I THINK NOT!… Somebody obviously blurted out his trigger before it's time and now the whole thing is gonna unravel…In all seriousness, though…if this turns out not to be drug related…WTF?!…that's just too weird…time for a few ct scans…. Hey, Roy!…you available?!

  3. roy

    January 2, 2009 at 3:08 am

    whats up, yeah this guy should be carefull he won't get the same treatment as rampage.

  4. MW74

    January 2, 2009 at 3:13 am

    seriously, though…if it turns out to be NOT drug related…and it wasn't in rampage's case…what's going on with these fighters?…a little frontal lobe damage or what?!

  5. MW74

    January 2, 2009 at 3:13 am

    ….and I meant if you were available for the ct scans…hahahahah. ;)

  6. tom

    January 2, 2009 at 3:14 am

    damn ha i hope neer can still have that fight in the UFN

  7. roy

    January 2, 2009 at 3:37 am

    i do mri's but for him sure why not i can do some ct's

  8. Robert

    January 2, 2009 at 5:03 am

    You print that he was arrested in Davenport. The incident occurred in Des Moines, Iowa. He struck a car that than struck the rear of a Des Moines police car. When the officer approched him, he fled the scene starting the 20 mile car chase which was ended when he ran over a set of stop sticks causing the flat tires. The chase ended on I-80 near the North mixmaster which is not even close to Urbandale. Before you print a story you should get you facts stright!

  9. MW74

    January 2, 2009 at 9:59 am

    …that's the team spirit, roy.

  10. MW74

    January 2, 2009 at 10:03 am

    ……oh, sorry Robert. That changes EVERYTHING. NOW THAT YOU PUT IT THAT WAY, THE GUY'S PROBABLY INNOCENT AND THE ENTIRE THING IS JUST SOME BIG MISUNDERSTANDING….Riiiiight. Listen, man, the fact that he was arrested and led them on a chase is the big deal here..c'mon, be a big picture type of guy before getting all twisted up and dropping exclamation marks on us.

  11. Shogun of Harlem

    January 2, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    These mma fighters are becoming like NFL and NBA players getting in all kinds of trouble all the time. With this sport trying to grow it doesn't need this crap.

  12. t-los

    January 2, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    cmon' now these people need to learn you can't run from the law. they always get you. even if they didn't catch him that night they would have had his tags so either himself or whoever the car belongs to would get fucked.

  13. STEVEO

    January 3, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    from des moines, have seen him fight quite a but, pretty sad for a guy who doesnt have much going for him other than this. HOWEVER, if all this doesnt go away and get totally forgotten about like the whole rampage fiasco Dana will take some serious heat for playing favorites

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