Jeremy Stephens has a strong thirst for bloody violence. So much so that he likens himself to well-known serial killers, fictional and real.
Stephens will attempt to get his 30th career win inside the cage when he makes his sophomore appearance for the PFL on November 25th. ‘Lil Heathen’ made his Professional Fighter’s League debut during the promotion’s inaugural 2022 event, losing a unanimous decision to Clay Collard. That loss extended his losing six, but Stephens was able to get back into the win column with a split decision win over Myles Jury two months later.
Tomorrow night, Stephens will take on Natan Schulte, a fighter who has gone 12-2 under the PFL banner dating back to 2018.
In an interview with MMA Junkie ahead of his return to the Smart Cage, Jeremy Stephens made everyone a little uncomfortable when he likened himself to fictional serial killer Dexter Morgan from the hit television series ‘Dexter’ produced by Showtime. The series followed a blood-spatter analyst for Miami Metro who moonlights as a serial killer, targeting criminals that fall through the cracks of the justice system.
Jeremy Stephens Makes an Alarming Comparison Ahead of PFL Return
‘Lil Heathen’ took things a step further when he compared his mindset for fighting to that of Jeffrey Dahmer and Ted Bundy, two of the most prolific serial killers the world has ever known.
“I’m probably more of, like, a serial killer than anything. Yeah, Dexter, that sounds good. Like, I’ve got that thirst, those urges. Like a Dahmer, a Bundy. I’m not highlighting these guys, like what they did was sick… Something like that. I have a thirst that I have to satisfy,” Stephens said before suddenly swinging a bat that he had off-camera.
“No disrespect, but I feel like a goddamn serial killer that needs to kill. That might sound a little bit weird, but there’s something about that adrenaline, that feeling, that power. It’s a blood-quenching thirst that I need.”
There has been a significant rise in fascination with serial killers following the release of films like ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile’ and the Jeffrey Dahmer series ‘Monster’ on Netflix. Comparing one’s desire and determination to that of America’s most notorious murderers is a strange flex, but Jeremy Stephen’s message has been heard loud and clear.
He craves violence inside the cage and he plans to deliver plenty of it on Friday during the PFL Championship event live on pay-per-view.