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Two UFC on FX 5 fights cancelled at last minute

Yesterday, the fight between Dennis Hallman and Thiago Tavares was cancelled due to Hallman's personal issues. Now, Jeremy Stephens' arrest killed his bout with Yves Edwards.

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Updated: Stephens' bail set at $100K

Hennepin County, Minnesota authorities have set UFC Lightweight Jeremy Stephens' bail at $100,000. The fighter faces extradition to Iowa to face charges resulting from a 2011 incident in Polk County, Iowa.

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Stephens camp releases statement

Jeremy Stephens' camp has issued a statement regarding the arrest of Stephens just hours before his fight at UFC on FX 5 this past Friday.

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Dennis Hallman reveals why he couldn't fight

UFC Lightweight Dennis Hallman reveals the reasons he missed weight and couldn't fight Thiago Tavares at UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Bigfoot in this video interview with Frank Trigg.

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What was Dana doing last night?

UFC president Dana White had to deal with last minute cancellations of two fights on the UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Bigfoot fight card when Dennis Hallman failed to make weight and Jeremy Stephens was arrested on a felony warrent. How did the fight promoter handle his set backs?

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Stephens/Mayweather situations are not comparable

Multiple UFC fans, and even UFC president Dana White, have invoked Floyd Mayweather's name in defense of the promotion trying to have Jeremy Stephens released from jail the same day as his arrest for a fight. While Mayweather had a sentence delayed so he could fight Miguel Cotto, the situations aren't remotely comparable.

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White blames cops for Stephens fight cancellation

Dana White explains how the Jeremy Stephens arrest situation went down and why he refused to simply cancel the fight, placing blame at the feet of the cops.

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Stephens will fight according to White

It's been a long day of will they/won't they regarding the Jeremy Stephens vs. Yves Edwards bout at UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Bigfoot.

Stephens was arrested this morning on an outstanding felony warrant and the bout appeared headed for cancellation. Dana White insisted that the fight WOULD in fact go on despite the arrest and Stephens still being in jail hours before the fight was to take place.

After word circulated from multiple sources that the fight was cancelled, Dana is now tweeting out that the fight will still take place.

The Facebook prelims were cancelled and there isn't exactly time on the standard broadcast for the fight, so it would seem likely that the bout will be after the main event if it does indeed take place.

This is an absolute mess at this point and really it makes no sense to move ahead with the bout.

SBN coverage of UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Bigfoot

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Stephens still jailed, Edwards bout reportedly off

The UFC has reportedly pulled the leading preliminary card fight of Jeremy Stephens vs. Yves Edwards from the show, following Stephens' early-morning arrest on out-of-state felony charges. They removed the fight from the official fight card page on their website, which suggests it's off, but have not yet issued a public statement on the status. We will update this post as they become available.

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Jeremy Stephens arrested, fight in jeopardy

UFC Lightweight Jeremy Stephens was taken into custody by the Minneapolis Police Department. He hasn't been charged with a crime, but his fight with YVes Edwards is still in jeopardy.

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