Jeremy Stephens posted the following message on The Underground along with a video that explains what happened on the day he was arrested, Friday, October 5th in Minneapolis, MN the same day he was supposed to fight Yves Edwards.
Stephens had an outstanding felony assault warrant in Iowa. Though UFC President Dana White tried to get Stephens out of jail and into the Octagon that day, he was unsuccessful.
Stephens has now posted bail and explains his innocence in the following video.
Stephens wrote on the UG : “Thank you to all that support me and have continued you to support me. This situation was a mess and a total surprise. I had NOTHING to do with it. I’ll get it cleared up asap and keep you all posted. Wish I could get a fight asap! I need it BAD!
Thank you all so much though!”
-Jeremy “Lil Heathen” Stephens
Interview I did for the news in Des Moines, IA less than 24 hours ago. You can also check out his website : http://www.lilheathenmma.com/
The following statement was also released by Stephens’ management a couple of weeks ago to explain the charges. “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 statement read. “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 Oct. 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.”