Report: Josh Neer among four fighters released from the UFC

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The latest batch of UFC fighters to receive their walking papers from the promotion are Josh Neer, Brock Jardine, Caros Fodor and Jon Manley.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) released four fighters from its roster this week, and for one it's a familiar feeling as welterweight Josh Neer gets the boot from the world's premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization for the third time in roughly seven years.

Others who will not be seen inside the Octagon in the near future include Brock Jardine, Caros Fodor and Jon Manley.

British news outlet MMA Opinion reported news on Thursday (March 28, 2013); however, UFC officials have yet to confirm the news.

Neer (33-13-1) has had an up-and-down career to say the least, but his latest stint with the UFC was earned with a four-fight win-streak in regional promotions. Once he got back to the big leagues, though, Neer went sub-par 1-3 with all the defeats coming in consecutive fights. "The Dentist" has been released from the UFC twice before and has managed to bounce back, but over 10 years into his professional career it remains to be seen how much he has left in the tank.

Fodor (7-3) was one-and-done inside the Octagon, losing a lackluster split decision to Sam Stout at February's UFC 157 event. The 29-year-old was viewed as one of the more promising lightweight fighters to cross over from the now-defunct Strikeforce organization, but now he will have to work his way back up to the big leagues.

Jardine (9-3) entered the UFC with only one loss on his record, and less than one year later leaves the organization with three defeats. The 27-year-old went 0-2 in the promotion with a decision loss to Rick Story and a tap-out loss to Kenny Robertson in what was UFC 157's ‘Submission of the Night.'

Manley (7-2) was a semi-finalist on season 16 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) reality show, and for his efforts was rewarded a chance to fight in the UFC to prove his worth. It did not go his way, though, as fellow TUF 16 semi-finalist Neil Magny defeated Manley by decision in his only UFC appearance.

Each fighter who was released suffered a defeat at UFC 157: "Rousey vs. Carmouche," which went down Feb. 23, 2013, from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

While none of the four releases come as a surprise, this latest crop of cuts proves UFC President Dana White's statements that "the blood has not all been spilled yet."

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