Jeremey Stephens dropping to 145 lb. division

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Longtime lightweight Jeremy Stephens will change things up after the calendar turns with a drop to featherweight.

The fighter recently announced the planned change of divisions on Twitter, and ( confirmed news of the switch with Stephens’ manager, Ryan Hass.

Hass said the plan is for Stephens to do a test cut to 145 in January after helping wrap Alliance MMA teammate Myles Jury’s prep for next week’s UFC 155 bout against Michael Johnson.

“It shouldn’t be a problem and (we’re) looking for a fight by March,” Hass said. “His last couple fights have been on short notice, so he’s looking to get a full camp with a nutritionist and tweak his training to bring up his speed, but not lose any muscle or power. He’ll be a contender at 145 quick. He likes 155 and it was never his idea to drop, but after consideration, he’s pumped about it.”

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In addition, Stephens himself stopped by the Underground today to provide some more details to the story:

From: LilHeathen
Member Since: 6/3/10
Posts: 150

It’ll be an easy cut, I’ll train harder and perform even better! I’m not a big guy and my body fat isn’t low.Test cut shouldn’t be a problem in a couple weeks, then will be looking to reinvent myself in all aspects. Maybe I can double dip with LW too, who knows. I’ll have it all figured out soon enough. More importantly, getting this criminal case dismissed (since I had nothing to do with it) will help my career the most.

Thanks for those of you that support me. I couldn’t do it without you!

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