Jeremy Stephens arrested today, bout cancelled

by John Morgan and Dann Stupp | source: 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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Elite Alkemist site profile image  

10/9/12 3:39 PM by Elite Alkemist

I don't Think Dana meant to lie necessarily but I do think he should have been a little more forthcoming with what was going on at the time an admitted that there was a good chance the fight wasn't going to happen. As for the statement from his camp it really doesn't mean a whole lot to me at this point until more facts come out. I honestlu hope the rumors and what I've heard aren't true but if they are he deserves whatever happens. It doesn't look good at this point though especially with him allegedly leaving.

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10/9/12 2:58 PM by UKTT`s official bottom wiper

elite, how do you feel with jeremy's camp's statement?  do you believe dana was trying to get him out and that he actually thought it would happen?  

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10/9/12 2:53 PM by Elite Alkemist

I'm honestly surprised he didn't release that sooner if he got it in December of 2011

Wes_Mantooth site profile image  

10/9/12 2:17 PM by Wes_Mantooth Row Brian is the best in the business.

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10/9/12 12:49 PM by LilBrockonmychest

I've never heard of $100K bail for the sole reason of a persons name coming up at a party where an assault occurred.  Couple that with the fact that Stephens' representative didn't deny that he was involved and I'd say there is a lot more to the story.

DJmixmasterMobbie site profile image  

10/9/12 12:19 PM by DJmixmasterMobbie

oops my bad, guess it makes sense when u put it like that. excuse the foot in my mouth.

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10/9/12 11:49 AM by UKTT`s official bottom wiper

what?   no i don't know the facts.  i just know dana told us he was working to get Jeremy out of jail and guys in this thread said he knew the whole time he wouldn't get out.  Jeremy's camp just backed up Dana's claims.  if you missed it, i was being sarcast in the last post.  

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10/9/12 11:45 AM by DJmixmasterMobbie

so you were there that night and saw it go down? you know the FACTS to be able to make an assesment like that?

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10/9/12 11:20 AM by UKTT`s official bottom wiper

hmm, that story looks a lot like the one dana gave us.     jeremy's people must be full of shit, too!  

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10/9/12 11:07 AM by DanChow Stephens has bail set, facing extradition for alleged role in 2011 assaultOn Tuesday, Stephens will finally face a judge, with a 1:30 pm CT court date.Stephens, who is currently being held at the Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will be facing extradition to Iowa for an assault charge. According to the county's online records, he had his bail set at $100,000.