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John8204 10-06-2012 01:40 AM

The story on Jeremy Stephens from Dana White
 
From the press conference

Stephens was wanted for a warrant for an assault in Iowa. They waited until noon on the fight day to arrest him, likely to keep him from seeing a judge. They are planning on extraditing him to Iowa for this case. The UFC made three different deals to get Stephens out and each time the people from Iowa changed the terms to keep Stephens in jail. Yves Edwards will get to fight as soon as possible, likely not against Stephens. Dana believes someone in Iowa has a vendetta against Jeremy and wanted to make sure he didn't earn an income.

The UFC will not be cutting Stephens over this and Dana believes "his" side of the story.

Don't expect the UFC to run a show in Iowa anytime in the future.

Budhisten 10-06-2012 06:40 AM


Cookie66 10-06-2012 08:47 PM

Is Iowa not allowing UFC to go there because UFC is giving Jeremy Stephens a job?

John8204 10-06-2012 09:42 PM

The UFC feels like Des Moines were trying to extort the UFC for god knows how much money in bail.

Quote:

On where negotiations broke down: "There were two charges. One was $1,000 bail. The other was $20,000. That's where we started. Where we ended was ******* insane. I could have gotten (Charles) Manson out for what they wanted me to pay for him. It's just crazy. I've seen crazier shit than this before. Floyd Mayweather got to decide when he went to jail. You know what I mean? 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 flown him to Des Moines, Iowa, to face the charges down there. I was willing to do anything, and they dragged me out played games with me all day. That's why I'm so pissed."
I wonder if they asked for a million dollars bail :laugh:

TheAuger 10-06-2012 10:47 PM

This sounds like one of two things:

A-There is some "bad blood" between Iowa/Stephens & the D.A. is going overboard in trying to prove a point.

or

B-He was arrested on an out of state warrant. If this was a felony warrant & Iowa requested his extradition, he would be held without bail till he is extradited.

Seeing as Iowa requested Minnesota authorities to arrest him, scenario B sounds like the more likely scenario. They knew where he would be.

locnott 10-06-2012 10:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cookie66 (Post 1634347)
Is Iowa not allowing UFC to go there because UFC is giving Jeremy Stephens a job?

Not sure if your being serious..
Iowa has pissed Dana off so Dana will not be contributing to their economy by doing a show there was the point they were trying to make, if you were being serious,..

St.Paul Guy 10-07-2012 01:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheAuger (Post 1634363)
This sounds like one of two things:

A-There is some "bad blood" between Iowa/Stephens & the D.A. is going overboard in trying to prove a point.

or

B-He was arrested on an out of state warrant. If this was a felony warrant & Iowa requested his extradition, he would be held without bail till he is extradited.

Seeing as Iowa requested Minnesota authorities to arrest him, scenario B sounds like the more likely scenario. They knew where he would be.

Scenario B is correct. I was sitting one row behind his family and they said he was being held without bail for that very reason.

ClydebankBlitz 10-07-2012 01:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Budhisten (Post 1634160)

Man I dont get why people would hate Dana. He answers EVERYTHING to the best of his abilities and as far as we know, he gives us the answers we are looking for. The dude is literally a standard MMA fan.

RearNaked 10-07-2012 02:30 AM

According to Jordan Breen a woman alleges that Stephens beat her brother 'half to death' over a misunderstanding.

And not only that, but that when they finally got Stephens off the guy, he went after him again, dragged him out of a taxi and beat him some more.

If her version of the story is even half true, you can expect Stephens to do hard time especially given the allegations that he paid a guy to take the fall for him and then fled the state to avoid the police.

TanyaJade 10-07-2012 02:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ClydebankBlitz (Post 1634385)
The dude is literally a standard MMA fan.

I think that's the problem a lot of people have. I'm pretty black and white with Dana. Sometimes I love him, sometimes I hate him. I wish he would be a little less of a fan sometimes though and be more professional than he actually is. Not to say that I don't appreciate Dana's honesty sometimes as well though.


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