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Jeremy Stephens cleared on assault, burglary charges

Jeremy Stephens cleared on assault, burglary charges

UFC featherweight Jeremy Stephens can finally start focusing on his future in the Octagon instead of worry about spending time in a different fenced-in enclosure, as a serious set of felony charges stemming from a 2011 incident have been dropped. The 27-year old Stephens was facing time behind bars for assault and burglary, though apparently the involved evidence was insufficient to convict him on either allegation.

According to a report from MMAFighting, Stephens did plead guilty to a misdemeanor (disorderly conduct) but will only need to pay a fine.

The legal situation cost Stephens a scrap last October when he was arrested at a hotel shortly before a scheduled bout.

The 21-9 Stephens is not currently booked. He was last seen picking up a Unanimous Decision win over Estevan Payan at UFC 160.