Jeremy Stephens targets his next fight inside of the Octagon despite just fighting recently.
The MMA veteran suffered a unanimous decision loss to Zabit Magomedsharipov at the UFC 235 pay-per-view event. This show went down on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As a result, Stephens has lost two straight after going on a three-fight winning streak. Prior to UFC 235, he dropped first round TKO loss to former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo back in July.
This comes after scoring some of the biggest wins in his pro MMA career. He decisioned Gilbert Melendez at UFC 215 then finished Doo Ho Choi in January 2018 and Josh Emmett the following month. Now, he’s in search of his first victory in over a year.
Thus, Stephens took to his Instagram account to make a case for competing on the UFC 238 card. This show goes down on June 8, 2019 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. He wrote the following:
“I would like to ask [UFC President Dana White and 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.”