Jeremy Stephens says he isn’t looking to fight Drakkar Klose down the line.
Stephens and Klose were supposed to fight on April 17. Unfortunately, at weigh-ins, Stephens pushed Klose which caused an injury and they never got a chance to fight.
According to Stephens, he believes he didn’t cause any injury. Instead, he says Klose just didn’t want to fight and he didn’t show up ready to fight.
“I don’t feel like I caused a concussion. He just wasn’t ready. I came too hungry,” Stephens said to MMAJunkie. “If you watch his interviews, he’s switching camps. He’s dealing with these injuries. He’s got a bunch of f*cking excuses and bullsh*t. If you watch my interviews, I was talking about my mom. I’m coming here hungry.
“I feel like my presence and the primal boom pushed him. I saw it in his eyes, bro, right then and there,” Stephens continued. “From a fighter and a man to a man, when you get face-to-face with somebody, you just f*cking know, ‘I got you.’ He didn’t show up. He didn’t show up. I felt like I came too hungry, too primal.”
With that, Stephens says he feels like he won the fight already so doesn’t see a need to rebook it.
“It’s a fight I won,” Stephens said. “I won. I got paid a little bit of money. I feel like I won. I showed up. He didn’t. He was claiming like, ‘Oh, I’m going to do this, do that.’ He was, like, crying. Bro, you should have just showed up and fought. But he didn’t. I don’t have any ill-will toward ‘Jaffar’ or anybody in his crew. I moved on. I’m at peace with myself. I’m very happy the way that I showed up, primally ready to f*cking fight. You know, Dana says that I’m a savage. I’m there to fight that. You can just tell, again, by my interview, I showed up hungry. I conquered. I won.”