Earlier this week, the former UFC fighter, Josh “The Dentist” Neer, posted a brutal 14 second video on Youtube, where he delivered heavy punishment on someone at his gym. The man who we now know to be Patrick Martin, can be seen getting viciously elbowed and punched repeatedly by Neer, who then threw a closing soccer kick to his head even after they were separated.
In an interview with Bloody Elbow, Neer gave an official statement.
“Basically the guys a dumbass and been talking shit about MMA fighters for a month. On and on, I usually ignore him but this Saturday he wrote me on Facebook the message i gave. He had written 10 messages to me talking shit which I ignored, but this time I said if you really want to fight come to the gym Monday at 5:30.
I don’t know what his problem is but he’s a big guy, like 6-6 and 270 pounds and just acts like a bully. That what he seems like to me, just a bully.
He showed up at 6:10, 40 mins into my practice. And then I asked him if he wanted to fight Rakim or me and Rakim is bigger then me so of course he chose me.”
Neer also added that his reasoning behind posting the video was the hope that Patrick Martin would “shut up” after continuing to message him on Facebook even after the fight.
But further developments to this story have provided a twist in the plot. Martin now claims this is not what happened. “You’re not seeing me hitting him, him throwing wild”.
“We had a 3 minute sparring round that he couldn’t score or take me down! He threw wild punches I dodged and counter and with my 16 oz. gloves I did all the punching also mixed a couple kicks in! Everything you see is after the round bell sounded as I turned away from him picking up my mouth piece I dropped after the round!…
He’s adding all this talk, that I talk shit about MMA fighters when I talked shit to him after disrespecting me a bout a wrestling drill I was tired in! So I left it alone till I saw him out and I bought him a couple beers and then he walked of talking shit to his buddy about me! So I blew up on him on Facebook demanding a full contact spar! I said I’ll bring 16oz. So the beef is with him and a couple other of his gyms fighter who was talking shit on my page!…
I’m not scared of fucking Josh Neer! Nor any man! He don’t wanna show the full video so I’ll let him think he won! I seen his game plan fighting me and that’s not gonna work!”
He then responded on social media by posting this:
The gruesome footage can be seen here: