Following a Tuesday afternoon court appearance, UFC lightweight Jeremy Stephens continues to be held in a Minnesota jail - where he is expected to remain until his next court date.
Stephens was arrested Friday by the Minneapolis Police Department for warrants stemming from a 2011 incident in Iowa for which the fighter was charged with assault.
The arrest came just hours before he was to fight Yves Edwards at UFC on FX 5.
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UFC lightweight Jeremy Stephens is still being held without bail in a Minneapolis jail, but an Oct. 23 court date has now been set to determine whether the fighter will be extradited back to his home state of Iowa. read news >>
Jeremy Stephens' long trip to Minnesota might finally be coming to an end, but not before a court hearing on Tuesday. read news >>
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It's been a long road traveled between Minnesota and Seattle from when Jeremy Stephens was first scheduled to face Yves Edwards, and where the fight will finally take place at. read news >>
UFC lightweight Jeremy Stephens spent 12 days in jails in Minnesota and Iowa this month, but earlier this week was released.
The fighter's management team on Wednesday released a statement on Stephens' website, and the fighter also released a video in which he thanked the UFC and fans for their support and maintained his innocence.
"I'm innocent, and I get a chance to prove myself," Stephens said in the video.
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Jeremy Stephens will have his day in court to try and prove his innocence, but after 12-days behind bars he's finally been released on bail. read news >>
After spending 12 days in jails in both Minnesota and Iowa, Jeremy
Stephens has been freed from incarceration.
Stephens' management team today released a statement on the matter on the fighter's official website, and MMAjunkie.com confirmed with Polk County Jail officials that the lightweight is no longer in custody.
"Jeremy's legal team is already hard at work to prove what many already
know: he is not guilty of the crimes he's been accused of," the
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UFC lightweight Jeremy Stephens remains incarcerated after his Friday arrest in Minneapolis. But his management company is standing by the fighter.
Stephens was arrested Friday, the day he was to fight Yves Edwards at UFC on FX 5. Despite efforts to get him released, including by the UFC, he was not out in time to fight - and the Hennepin (Minn.) County corrections site still lists Stephens as being held.
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UFC lightweight Jeremy Stephens is in for a long legal battle after being arrested on an outstanding warrant for an assault charge in Des Moines, Iowa from 2011. read news >>
Nick Diaz has had the date set for his arraignment hearing on DUI charges. It looks like the ball will be rolling on one of Nick Diaz's DUI cases, as the fighter has apparently had an arraignment hearing date set for September 25th. There, Diaz will be formally read his charges. However, these are not the charges stemming from his arrest earlier this month on a suspected DUI. MMA Fight Corner has the scoop on Diaz's first court date, which they have confirmed with the San Joaquin County court. A read news >>