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Midnight Mania! Paulo Costa blasts Jeremy Stephens for failing to continue at UFC Mexico City

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It’s unfortunate that some in the mixed martial arts (MMA) community believes Jeremy Stephens faked or exaggerated his injury. It’s one thing for fans to throw stones on Twitter — a reality that no public figure can escape — but it’s far more disappointing to see a fellow professional lower himself.

Enter “The Eraser.”

It’s odd that Costa is so certain of Stephens’ cowardice — even a minor poke to the eye is debilitating, a feeling Costa has surely experienced at some point. Anyone with a bit of common sense knows that Jeremy Stephens did not want to spend $30k and six weeks away from his family only to have his main event opportunity end in 15 seconds. Furthermore, Stephens has the second most fights in UFC history. He’s a 12-year vet of the world’s toughest promotion. He’s been the nail in many fights, taking pretty absurd amounts of damage while still trying to swing for the knockout.

Simply put, “Lil Heathen” is not a quitter in any way. If anyone deserves to be shamed, it’s the man who scratched both of Stephens’ eyes with a fearsome cat swipe.


Let’s reiterate: Stephens ain’t no punk.

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Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.

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