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UFC Vegas 31: Jeremy Stephens has no regrets after shoving Drakkar Klose (Video)
July 14, 2021
Jeremy Stephens doesn’t remorse shoving Drakkar Klose earlier this 12 months.
Jeremy Stephens’ return to the light-weight division acquired postponed after shoving Drakkar Klose on the UFC Vegas 24 weigh-ins, however he’ll look to indicate off his new abilities in opposition to Mateusz Gamrot at UFC Vegas 31.
The Stephens vs. Klose bout was scrapped from the UFC Vegas 24 card earlier this 12 months after Klose suffered a spinal damage that stemmed from a bodily altercation between the 2 lightweights throughout weigh-in faceoffs. Regardless of withdrawing from the bout, Klose ended up nonetheless incomes his present cash and compliance pay from the UFC.
Throughout his the UFC Vegas 31 media day, Stephens stated he doesn’t remorse the incident and thinks Klose dealt with issues poorly afterward.
“He kinda sounded a bit bit conceited, not giving me credit score,” Stephens stated. “I may inform on the weigh-ins that he was going to be disrespectful, I confirmed as much as concuss him on that Saturday evening. We may’ve had a great struggle, he was late to the weigh-ins and in a special headspace than I used to be.”
“That’s what I chase is the adrenaline. All I’ve is from my fist, from the time I used to be 16 years outdated. That’s why individuals tune in to observe me struggle.”
Jeremy Stephens will make his return to the light-weight division at UFC Vegas 31 in opposition to Mateusz Gamrot
Stephens is seeking to snap a five-fight winless streak which included a no-contest to Yair Rodriguez at UFC Combat Night time 159. He hasn’t earned a UFC win since his knockout over Josh Emmett at UFC on Fox 28.
Stephens will face one other sport opponent in Gamrot, a fighter wherein many across the MMA neighborhood really feel has quite a lot of potential within the light-weight division. After an undefeated run in Poland’s KSW promotion, he misplaced his UFC debut in opposition to Guram Kutateladze at UFC Combat Island 6 earlier than getting again within the win column in opposition to Scott Holtzman at UFC Vegas 23 earlier this 12 months.
The 35-year-old Stephens can have the prospect to show that he nonetheless has what it takes to compete in opposition to the UFC’s elite regardless of being on the tail-end of his profession.
UFC Vegas 31 takes place on July 17, 2021, reside from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Observe together with FanSided who’s cageside for all of your reside information and highlights.