MMAjunkie.com has learned the Minneapolis Police Department arrested the hard-hitting lightweight this morning. He's being held without bail at the Hennepin County Public Safety Facility
Official records indicated Stephens was detained in relation to an out-of-state felony charge. However, police officials could not offer specifics to the case. Representatives for Stephens didn't return messages.
According to a Minneapolis Police Department representative, Stephens was arrested at the Marriott City Center Hotel, which is this week's UFC host hotel, and arrived at the Hennepin County Public Safety Facility at 10:44 a.m. CT local time. It's currently unknown when Stephens is scheduled to be released from the facility.
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Update: UFC President Dana White has posted on Twitter that he expects Stephens will still be able to fight tonight:
Don't listen to the media! Nobody ever told them Jeremy isn't fighting. He is fighting!!
Update 2: UFC President Dana White confirmed that Stephens indeed will still fight tonight:
OMFG!!! YES Jeremy Stephens is fighting tonight! At no point did ANYONE from UFC say he wasn't. Some media jackasses said he wasn't
Update 3: There was no official announcement made, but Jeremy Stephens bout with Yves Edwards did not take place tonight at the UFC on FX 5 event.
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