UFC President Explains His Willingness To Do Anything To Get Stephens Out Of Jail | UFC NEWS
“I’ve seen crazier (expletive) than this. Floyd Mayweather got to decide when he went to jail. But this kid on an assault charge couldn’t come out and fight today when he would have gone back to jail, I would have bailed him out, I would have flew him to Des Moines, Iowa to face the charges down there. I was willing to do anything and they dragged me out and played games with me all day.”
“There’s no doubt he’s responsible for the situation, but again he’s got a completely different story. We all have different stories when we’re in trouble, but I was trying to help him.”
“It’s a big deal to him. This kid isn’t Jon Jones or Rampage. Do you know what losing this purse means to a kid like Jeremy Stephens, it’s a huge blow. This is how these guys make a living, this is how they feed their families. He spent money to get to this fight, money he probably didn’t have and now he’s really screwed cause the fight didn’t happen.”
“Jeremy’s in a whole other world of trouble. That guy might be in Des Moines, Iowa for the next two years. I’m telling you I’ve never seen a situation where a guy couldn’t get out on bail for an assault charge. He didn’t kill three people, he didn’t murder 20 people in three states, he’s not wanted for any horrible crimes, it’s an assault charge,” said White.
“He’s in big trouble, so I don’t know what’s going to happen to Jeremy.”