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.