Popular UFC featherweight Jeremy ‘Lil Heathen’ Stephens is known for his highlight reel knockouts and thus the fans love his entertaining style of fighting. At UFC 235, Stephens was up against a rising young prospect, Zabit Magomedsharipov. The fight was a thrilling striking battle, though Stephens came short on the judges scorecards as he lost the fight via unanimous decision. In the wake of his loss, Stephens took to Instagram and posted a collage of his pictures along with a long caption.
Stephens wrote that he is eager for a quick turnaround after losing at UFC 235. Here’s what he had to say:
First off I want to say thanks to my wife, kids and family, coaches, teammates, friends, and fans! I will continue to live as a champion inside and outside of the octagon and surround myself with championship likewise personals. There is no doubt in my mind that I always show up, I bust my ass inside and outside the octagon and bring in my world class A Game and championship mindset. I feel sometimes I suffer these set backs because God knows I’m that type of person who will learn and comeback stronger and do something bigger, greater than myself, and find strength in the struggle. I hold my head high like a champion knowing what my limitless capabilities are. I would like to ask [the UFC], [Dana White] and [UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby] for a quick return in June for Chicago with a game opponent who wants to fight, so I can get back to winning ways! I’m blessed to walk out of the fight happy, healthy, and in great spirit! I’ll be back in the gym after this week and ready to return with something big! Thanks for all the love and support it means the world to me! God bless everyone, and at the end of the day numbers don’t lie people love tuning in to watch human highlight reel knockout artist-Jeremy Stephens.
Below is his Instagram post: