UFC president Dana White took to the MMA forum The Underground to give his reaction to the entire Jeremy Stephens saga that went down on Friday.
Early in the day, it was reported that Stephens was arrested for an outstanding felony charge in Iowa. Stephens was set to face Yves Edwards at UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot from Minneapolis, but the bout never happened.
White claimed all day that Stephens-Edwards would go down, and wrote that he worked to get Stephens bailed out. However, the officials holding him kept changing their minds in regards to releasing Stephens.
So here’s the deal. I have been working since 11am to get him out of jail. the people in Iowa hate this kid and are going to stick it to him for SURE. Everytime I would cut a deal for bail they would change the deal and I was willing to do anything. They kept changing the deal thinking I would tapout and when I didn’t they left me hangin changing it every 5 mins. People at Minn Sheriffs Dept were amazing and I wNt to thank them. He has been in town since Monday and they arrested him Friday at 11am for a reason to really fuck him. I literally just told Yves he wasn’t fighting 35 mins ago. He is a TRUE OLD SCHOOL PRO who waited all night for us to try and get Jeremy here!!!!! It is a pleasure being in biz with u Yves. So I wanted u the fans to hear it from me first.