Last friday UFC lightweight fighter, Jeremy Stephens, was scheduled to fight Yves Edwards on the UFC on FX card.
That morning the lightweight was picked up by local authorities on a felony warrant and sent to jail without bond.
UFC president Dana White tried his best to get the lightweight out of jail to compete on the night, but the Iowa officials holding the warrant refused to relent.
Today the management team of Stephens released the following statement:
In 2011, Jeremy was attending a homecoming party in Des Moines, Iowa. A person in attendance became intoxicated and disorderly, and was asked to leave by the owner of the establishment. The intoxicated individual subsequently became involved in a physical altercation with another person at the event. We have learned that, as the featured guest at the party, Jeremy’s name came up during the police investigation of the assault.
Prior to being detained the morning of October 5, 2012, in Minneapolis, Jeremy had never been arrested in connection with the assault, contacted about any possible charge and or notified about any outstanding warrant by mail or any other means. Jeremy has lived at the same residence in San Diego and has maintained the same phone number for the past year or more. Jeremy also uses social media to provide updates on his training, and to thank fans, supporters, sponsors, and the UFC. In short, Jeremy is not a hard guy to find.
There is nothing to hide, so we will keep everyone updated as things progress.
Jeremy Stephens Camp Releases Statement Regarding Friday’s Arrest On Felony Charges | UFC NEWS
October 8, 2012 12:37 pm by Pedro Carrasco