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Dana White tried to bail Jeremy Stephens out of jail

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08:33 AM ET 10.07 | Up until there were already fighters in the cage Friday night, UFC president Dana White was adamant that Jeremy Stephens, arrested just hours earlier, would compete at UFC on FX 5. He event tweeted, "YES Jeremy Stephens is fighting tonight" just before the preliminary bouts began at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn. There was just one problem: Law enforcement officials would not cooperate. White said he was willing to pay an "astronomical amount of money" to bail out Stephens on an out-of-state assault charge, according to MMAjunkie.com, but it didn't work out. "There were two charges," White said after the event. "One was $1,000 bail. The other was $20,000. That's where we started. Where we ended was [expletive] insane. I could have gotten (Charles) Manson out for what they wanted me to pay for him. "It's just crazy. I've seen crazier [expletive] than this before. Floyd Mayweather got to decide when he went to jail. You know what I mean? But this kid on an assault charge couldn't come out and fight today when he would have gone back to jail. I would have bailed him out. I would have flown him to Des Moines, Iowa, to face the charges down there. I was willing to do anything, and they dragged me out and played games with me all day. That's why I'm so [upset]."

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October 7, 2012  09:29 AM ET

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October 8, 2012  04:46 AM ET

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