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Jeremy Stephens - Older, Wiser and Ready

UFC featherweight contender Jeremy Stephens is back in the spotlight
By: Dave Doyle, Yahoo! Sports
"In January 2009, Jeremy Stephens got a call he had long awaited: His first shot at a main event in the UFC.

"Sure, it was on short notice, but he wasn't about to say no to the opportunity. Why would he? The cocky lightweight prospect from Iowa, then 23-years-old, was the winner of three of his past four bouts and on his way to big things. A main event bout against Joe Lauzon would cement his status as a title contender.

"'I thought I was ready back then,' Stephens said. 'I thought I had it all figured out. I thought I was untouchable. But looking back all it shows is how much I still had to learn.'

"Stephens lost to Lauzon in Tampa, Fla., falling prey to an armbar in the second round. And it would take him five and a half years to get another main-event look."

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