Jeremy Stephens, UFC fighter, nearly beat a man to death in a bar parking lot, police say

Categories: Crime, UFC
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Remember last week when UFC fighter Jeremy Stephens was arrested hours before his fight and couldn't make bail in time to enter the Octagon?

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Turns out Des Moines, Iowa authorities wanted Stephens for good reason: The Des Moines native nearly beat a man to death in the parking lot of a local bar called Fat Tony's.

Here are the gruesome details, according to the Altoona Herald:

According to the victim's wife, Stephens punched the victim in the left eye. The victim leaned against the building and Bachman punched him on the head and face several times, police said.  

The victim's wife helped him get into their car and was trying to lock the doors when Bachman reportedly pulled the victim out of the vehicle by his feet. Stephens and Bachman then allegedly punched and kicked the victim on his head and body for about a minute, authorities said.

The suspects fled. The victim was unconscious and stopped breathing twice, police reports show. He was intubated and taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Authorities say that Stephens had a year to turn himself in, but never took care of it. The fight in neighboring Minnesota was the first opportunity they had to arrest him.

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