The UFC has had a hard year for veterans of the promotion cutting the likes of Junior Dos Santos and Jacare Souza, another standout name has joined the list of cut athletes. Jeremy “Lil Heathen” Stephens has officially parted ways with the UFC and is now a free agent, Stephens has been a popular figure in the promotion and has had classic moments such as being on the receiving end of Conor McGregors famous “Who the f*ck is that guy” comment at the UFC 205 presser.
“Lil Heathen” has almost done it all, fighting the likes of Jose Aldo, Cub Swanson, and Gilbert Melendez. Stephens holds wins over former lightweight champ Rafael Dos Anjos, former bantamweight champ Renan Barao and top featherweight contender Josh Emmett. With the departure from the promotion Stephens now has many options available for him, he can follow a familiar route for ex-MMA athletes and enter the world of bare-knuckle boxing or we could see him go to another promotion such as PFL, Bellator, or even ONE Championship
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