Jeremy Stephens Update: Bail Set, Court Appearance Scheduled
According to the Hennepin County sheriff’s roster in Minneapolis, a October 23 court hearing has been set, which will decide whether he’ll be extradited to Iowa to face assault charges.
Records also show that his bail has been set at $100,000 (h/t MMA Fighting)
There are few details about the nature of the crime he’s being charged for, except a statement released by his management, Evolution Agents, Monday, which points to an altercation at a party in which Stephens was present back in 2011, in Des Moines, Iowa.
The 26-year-old lightweight has had an inconsistent career with the UFC where he’s gone 7-7 since joining the organisation in 2007. Last Saturday he was hoping to turn around a two-fight losing streak with a match against Yves Edwards.
However, as Dana White explained at the post-fight press conference, things got a little complicated.
"I cut the deal with people down in Des Moines, Iowa, to get him out. I accept that deal too,” said White. “They changed the deal. Every time I accepted the deal, they kept trying to make it harder and harder and harder. You know me, especially after I tweeted the media to shut up, I was devising a plan to break him out and get him over here to come out and do this fight. So, they finally made this deal for an astronomical amount of money to make the deal, and I agreed to it, and then they did it again. So they're going to stick it to this kid big-time when he gets to Iowa."
For now White is standing behind the fighter who remains in jail.
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