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    Yves Edwards Will Be Paid and Fight on Upcoming Card No Matter How Many Already Scheduled | MMAWeekly.com

    While the world was watching for updates on Jeremy Stephens’ arrest and possible release, his opponent could do nothing but stay ready in case their fight happened.

    Veteran fighter Yves Edwards prepared like he would for any fight, getting his hands wrapped, staying loose and ready just with the hope that his bout with Stephens would go ahead as scheduled at UFC on FX 5.

    The fight never took place because Stephens was still in custody awaiting further word on his arrest stemming from a warrant on a 2011 assault charge in Iowa.

    UFC President Dana White praised Edwards after the show for his consummate professional attitude dealing with the situation, and said he’s the type of fighter that is a key reason why the UFC is where it is today.

    “Yves Edwards was told 35-minutes before the main event that his fight wasn’t on. That kid was wrapped up, warmed up and ready to fight. He’s an old school (fighter), it’s guys like Yves Edwards that have built this sport to what it is today,” White stated during the UFC on FX 5 post fight press conference.

    “These are the guys that I’m talking about that helped us get to where it is today. It’s an honor to be in business with a guy like Yves Edwards. Some of these new guys ‘oh my heads all (expletive) up, I can’t take this fight now’. Yves Edwards was in that locker room ready to fight.”
    As far as his financial situation, Edwards will be taken care of tonight, but he will be appearing on a UFC fight card in the very near future.

    “He’ll be paid his show money and we’ll get him a fight. I don’t care if we have 37 fights on one card coming up soon, Yves Edwards will be on it. I’m going to get him a fight as soon as possible,” said White.
    One possibility could be Edwards facing Thiago Tavares who also lost a fight at UFC on FX 5 when his opponent Dennis Hallman failed to make weight. UFC officials have yet to make any announcements however on either fighter’s next bout.
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    Good to hear. Edwards used to be a star before the UFC was big.

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    Edwards/Tavares would make alot of sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre View Post
    Edwards/Tavares would make alot of sense.
    It would make sense but I would still really like to see him fight Stephens. I was really excited about that fight last night and when Dana said "Jeremy Stephens will fight tonight" I guess I put too much faith in him...

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    What happened to Stephens?? I'm so out of the loop. I barely even watched last nights card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by disposableassassin View Post
    What happened to Stephens?? I'm so out of the loop. I barely even watched last nights card.
    By the looks of it, Stephens had an out of state warrant for felony assault in Iowa, but instead of arresting Stephens for it earlier in the week, they waited until right before he was supposed to fight.

    According to Dana, the cops in Iowa waited until Friday(Stephens had been in Minn since Mon/Tues I believe) to have him arrested to fuck him out of the fight and then dragged Dana along when it came to securing bail so Stephens could fight(had they arrested him earlier in the week, Dana could've bailed him out sooner etc). Dana seems to be backing Stephens 100% here, so it would appear that the Iowa 5.0 are trying to put the screws to him, but who really knows at this point....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre View Post
    By the looks of it, Stephens had an out of state warrant for felony assault in Iowa, but instead of arresting Stephens for it earlier in the week, they waited until right before he was supposed to fight.

    According to Dana, the cops in Iowa waited until Friday(Stephens had been in Minn since Mon/Tues I believe) to have him arrested to fuck him out of the fight and then dragged Dana along when it came to securing bail so Stephens could fight(had they arrested him earlier in the week, Dana could've bailed him out sooner etc). Dana seems to be backing Stephens 100% here, so it would appear that the Iowa 5.0 are trying to put the screws to him, but who really knows at this point....

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    UFC President Explains His Willingness To Do Anything To Get Stephens Out Of Jail | UFC NEWS | MMA News | Mixed Martial Arts | UFC News | BJPenn | MMA Fight | UFC Fights

    ^^ heres a link to the article where dana talks about the situation (theres a video from the post fight presser in the article you can watch if you dont want to read it lol)

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    NDAA vs. Jeremy Stephens!

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