Jeremy Stephens is a true fighter and warrior inside the Octagon.
So when the Iowa native said he couldn’t continue this past weekend at UFC Fight Night Mexico City in the main event vs. Yair Rodriguez, you know he was telling the truth.
The contest was halted just 15 seconds into the first round when Rodriguez accidentally poked Stephens in the eye. In a video posted on ESPN’s Twitter page after, Stephens said he suffered a deep scratch and bruising on his left eye, which was covered by a patch.
However, he definitely wants another crack at Rodriguez, saying “You think I’m faking bro? You’re the one that poked me in the eye. Let’s run it back. Whenever, I’ll be ready.”
Complete results from the card are below:
Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens declared a no-contest (accidental eye poke) at :15 of Round 1
Carla Esparza def. Alexa Grasso via majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Brandon Moreno vs. Askar Askarov declared a split draw (28-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Irene Aldana def. Vanessa Melo via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Steven Peterson def. Martin Bravo via KO (spinning back-fist) at 1:31 of Round 2
Jose Alberto Quinonez def. Carlos Huachin via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Kyle Nelson def. Polo Reyes via TKO (strikes) at 1:36 of Round 1
Angela Hill def. Ariane Carnelossi via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 1:56 of Round 3
Sergio Pettis def. Tyson Nam via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Paul Craig def. Vinicius Moreira via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:19 of Round 1
Bethe Correia def. Sijara Eubanks via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Claudio Puelles def. Marcos Rosa Mariano via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-25)