Saturday, August 8, 2020

Jeremy Stephens Fires Back at Brian Ortega After Derogatory Insult

Jeremy Stephens has a bone to pick with Brian Ortega.

The main event of UFC Mexico City came to an abrupt end after Yair Rodriguez accidentally raked Jeremy Stephens in the eye 15 seconds into the fight. Stephens was unable to continue, and the fight was ruled a no contest. Meanwhile, Brian Ortega was in the audience shouting that Jeremy Stephens is a “puto,” which is a derogatory term in Spanish used as an attack on someone’s manhood. Jeremy Stephens finds irony in Ortega’s defamation, given that, according to Stephens, Ortega chose not to fight him at the very event:

“Brian Ortega, the guy’s ducked out of four or five fights with me, I heard he was there calling me a puto, but yet he’s the one who backed out of a fight with me there in Mexico City,” Stephens said on a recent installment of the Believe You Me Podcast. “We could have been the main event. So for him to call me a bitch? Come on, who’s the real bitch? These are facts that I’m stating. He’s been cageside where I’ve knocked guys out. So we can run it back.”

Both fighters have other fights booked at the moment, so a bout between Stephens and Ortega does not seem possible for 2019. Jeremy Stephens has had his fight with Yair Rodriguez rebooked for UFC Boston scheduled for October 18, 2019, and Brian Ortega will be headlining UFC Fight Night 165 in Busan, South Korea this December. In his most recent bout, Ortega unsuccessfully challenged Max Holloway for the featherweight championship.

What are your thoughts on Brian Ortega calling Jeremy Stephens a “puto” at UFC Mexico City?

Trending Articles

Watch: Michael Chandler Sleeps Benson Henderson At Bellator 243

Michael Chandler accomplished a rare feat against Benson Henderson. Chandler and Henderson shared the cage a second time at...

Figueiredo vs. Garbrandt, Shevchenko vs. Maia Title Bouts Set For UFC 255

UFC 255 has two title fights on tap for Nov. 21. ESPN's Brett Okamoto reports that UFC president Dana...

Corey Anderson Signs With Bellator After Requesting UFC Release

Corey Anderson is now a member of the Bellator roster. Anderson had been competing under the UFC banner. He...

UFC Releases Ray Borg Following Latest Fight Withdrawal

The UFC has ended its relationship with Ray Borg. MMAFighting's Damon Martin was able to confirm with UFC officials...

Bellator 243 Results: Michael Chandler Knocks Out Benson Henderson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ich3Q9M6A78 UPDATE: The Bellator 243 results are in. Michael Chandler knocked out Benson Henderson in the first...

Latest MMA News

UFC Megastar Conor McGregor Is Engaged To Dee Devlin

Conor McGregor popped the question. McGregor announced that he is now engaged to his longtime girlfriend Dee Devlin. The...

Michael Chandler Sizes up Conor McGregor as He Talks Free Agency

Michael Chandler fought the last fight on his contract at Bellator 243 when he picked up a first round victory against Benson...

UFC on ESPN+ 32 Results: Derrick Lewis vs. Aleksei Oleinik

UFC on ESPN+32 goes down tonight (Sat. August 8, 2020) from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC APEX and we have the...

Check Out Last-Minute Betting Odds For UFC on ESPN+ 32

The final UFC on ESPN+ 32 betting odds are in for as this event is quickly approaching for the Las Vegas-based promotion. 

Watch: Michael Chandler Sleeps Benson Henderson At Bellator 243

Michael Chandler accomplished a rare feat against Benson Henderson. Chandler and Henderson shared the cage a second time at...

Watch: Valerie Loureda Knocks Out Tara Graff At Bellator 243

Valerie Loureda scored a knockout victory over Tara Graff. On the preliminary portion of Bellator 243, Loureda shared the...

UFC Releases Ray Borg Following Latest Fight Withdrawal

The UFC has ended its relationship with Ray Borg. MMAFighting's Damon Martin was able to confirm with UFC officials...

Bellator 243 Results: Michael Chandler Knocks Out Benson Henderson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ich3Q9M6A78 UPDATE: The Bellator 243 results are in. Michael Chandler knocked out Benson Henderson in the first...

Derrick Lewis Promises To Come Out ‘Balls Blazing’ Against Aleksei Oleinik

With the ability to move mountains with his words, Derrick Lewis says he will come out "balls blazing" at UFC on ESPN+...

Figueiredo vs. Garbrandt, Shevchenko vs. Maia Title Bouts Set For UFC 255

UFC 255 has two title fights on tap for Nov. 21. ESPN's Brett Okamoto reports that UFC president Dana...

Corey Anderson Signs With Bellator After Requesting UFC Release

Corey Anderson is now a member of the Bellator roster. Anderson had been competing under the UFC banner. He...

Dustin Jacoby Wants UFC Return Fight To Be Against Gokhan Saki

Dustin Jacoby can say he is a UFC fighter once again. The 32-year-old was in the Las Vegas-based promotion...