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BREAKING: Jeremy Stephens Arrested, Bout With Yves Edwards Still On


Well, at least it wasn’t an injury that nearly cost us another fight this time.

Just a few hours ago, MMAJunkie learned that lightweight slugger Jeremy Stephens had been arrested in Minneapolis on an outstanding felony charge and was being held without bail by the Hennepin County Police Department. Although there are no details available as to the specific charges, apparently Stephens was being sought after for an outstanding warrant in another state which was also not named.

But before everyone starts having a panic attack over the fact that two fights from tonight’s card have now suffered last minute cancellations, rest assured that according to both Dana White and Ariel Helwani, Stephens will in fact be fighting against Yves Edwards tonight:

Via Ariel’s Twitter: I asked DW if JS has been released yet, his response was: “he is fighting tonight,” After confirming it the 1st time. Sounds pretty official.

Via Dana’s Twitter: Don’t listen to the media! Nobody ever told them Jeremy isn’t fighting. He is fighting!!

Interesting that a fighter who was arrested earlier this morning is still being given the chance to fight, but we’ll leave the (over)analyzing to you guys. Is this some bullshit, or does Stephens deserve the chance to fight tonight?

We will have more on this story as it develops.

-J. Jones

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BaghdadBob- October 6, 2012 at 10:46 am
Meh. Felony-shmelony.
styleofnostyle- October 5, 2012 at 9:14 pm
Very weird. Why is Dana talking about he wants to do anything to break Stephens out of jail, when the dude is wanted for allegedly beating a former soldier to near death? Saying it’s “just assault”, no biggie. Even if Stephens was the main event – or on the main card – it’s bizarre to totally disrespect law enforcement and the military for the sake of an under card cage fight. Dana sounded unhinged and totally desensitized. Bad for the sport.
Darkside- October 5, 2012 at 5:55 pm
@ squidink

So...are you actually trying to tell me...that Uncle Dana has been lying to us about this fight still happening? That's not a world I want to live in.
SquidInk- October 5, 2012 at 5:17 pm
He's being held without bail.

The fight is not happening:
enrikk- October 5, 2012 at 4:18 pm
I don't understand why everyone is suddenly saying that Jeremy Stephens is going to get raped from behind in prison - have you SEEN his spinning backfist??
Fried Taco- October 5, 2012 at 3:57 pm
I want my money back!!!
Darkside- October 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm
D4N13L- October 5, 2012 at 2:57 pm
Sherdog says the fight was cancelled.
Darkside- October 5, 2012 at 1:55 pm
Supposedly, he is still locked up. There is no way this fight can still be happening. Anyone have any different info?
angry little feet- October 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm
You're damn skippy you do Rex! I'm right behind you and I have mad lotta guys fighting these next few cards :D
ReX13- October 5, 2012 at 12:31 pm
he better fight. i need the fantasy points. Fuck 'im up, Stephens.
El Guapo- October 5, 2012 at 12:09 pm
Show money, bail money, what money.
That_guy- October 5, 2012 at 12:02 pm
Oh, he's fighting tonight. Fighting to save his anal virginity.
cman- October 5, 2012 at 11:58 am
Rectal bleeding is not a part of the pre fight physical and injested sperm shouldn't show up on post fight screening.
He is fighting.
Fried Taco- October 5, 2012 at 11:41 am
He is just getting some last minute training in with War Machine.