UFC president Dana White took to the MMA forum The Underground to post a message in regards to Jeremy Stephens.
Earlier on Friday, it was reported that Stephens had been arrested due to a felony charge in Iowa. Stephens was placed in custody and kept out of a scheduled match with Yves Edwards.
Here is what White, who seemed confident throughout the day that the match would happen, wrote on the forum:
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 f–k 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.