Veteran UFC lightweight veteran Jeremy Stephens, who also competed in the 145-pound weight class, was unable to compete in the UFC Vegas 24 mixed martial arts (MMA) event last weekend in “Sin City.” after two hands from Drakkar Klose in the pre-fight weigh ins.
The “wild” shove resulted in a whiplash and a concussion for Klose.
“Klose’s dramas got too close, with aggressive behavior walking around knowing we’re about to fight, I just have zero tolerance for that kind of disrespect,” Stephens wrote on social media.
Don’t expect repercussions from promotion president Dana White, who blames UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby. White was out of town during the weigh-in event and had Shelby take his place on stage during the fighter matches.
Sean Shelby missed that one. Sean Shelby, you know, Sean and I see things differently, “White said. TSN (transcribed by Simon Samano). “I saw what happened on social media and I called Sean and said, ‘Dude, where was your head on that? [Stephens] He was coming hot, it’s Jeremy Stephens, he’s a savage. We are not standing there to see each other and take pictures. We are there to make sure that doesn’t happen. “
White is expected to rebook his lightweight fight as soon as Klose recovers from his injuries (more on that here), which were likely compounded by dehydration after spending days reducing to the 155-pound weight limit.