Josh Neer puts legal troubles behind him to focus on Kurt Pellegrino at UFC 101

... according to a statement released today to MMAmania.com by Mickey Dubberly of KO Dynasty, Neer's manager:

"We are very pleased with the decision the judge made on Josh’s hearing, and we can now finally put this matter behind us and move on. In no way will the Judge’s decision keep Josh from fighting in UFC 101. Josh has been training very hard for this fight, and is looking forward to putting on a great fight for the UFC and the fans. Josh would like to thank the UFC, family, friends, fans, sponsors and his training partners for supporting him through this incident."

"The Dentist" plead guilty to OWI and Eluding or Attempting to Elude a Police Vehicle last month in Polk County, Iowa, where he was sentenced to two years imprisonment on the first count and 5 years imprisonment on the second count. Neer was given a suspended sentence and will avoid jail time if he successfully completes the terms of his probation. He will also be permitted to compete in the UFC, effectively green-lighting his lightweight scrap with Kurt Pellegrino at UFC 101 on August 8. For the details surrounding Neer's arrest click here.

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