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here will be plenty of explosive action on July 28 when former UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo faces Jeremy Stephens in the co-main event of UFC on FOX 30. Looking to rebound from the first losing streak of his 30-fight career, Aldo (26-4) is currently ranked No. 2 in the featherweight division despite losing three of his last four fights. In his prime, Aldo was widely regarded as the top pound-forpound fighter in the world while riding an 18-fight winning streak when he reigned as the champion of the UFC and the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) promotions at 145 pounds. Ranked No. 4 in the featherweight division, Stephens (28-14), is quickly climbing to the top of the division by gaining three straight wins over very respected opponents. Although his latest victories didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really surprise anyone, the ferocity in which he finished those bouts has many believing a win over Aldo would justify a title shot sometime this fall. Training under the direction of Eric Del Fierro at Alliance MMA in Chula Vista, Stephens has put up some impressive numbers in the UFC. Per Fighters Only, his 28 UFC fights are 2nd most in UFC history and just one shy of Michael Bispingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overall record. His 18 knockdowns are tied with the great Anderson Silva for the most in UFC history and his 5:46:04 Octagon fight time ranks the third highest all-time in the UFC. As he prepares for his upcoming showdown with Aldo, Stephens sat down with MP reporter Art Garcia Jr. for a two-part interview. You can read part one at https:// In part two of his interview, Stephens, known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Heathen,â&#x20AC;? talks about his self-determination, being a role model and possible long-term plans he might like to pursue once his MMA career comes to an end. Art Garcia Jr: You mentioned how opponents donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like to feel the power of your punches. Have you ever nailed someone with what you thought would be a knockout punch only to have him shake his head no? Jeremy Stephens: Yes, Sam Stout when I fought him. Trust me Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve loosened up a lot of chins too, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had people who have been able to take my shots, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s O.K. because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll keep dishing them out all night. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a different fight when they fight me, people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fight me the way they fight other people because they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to get hit by it (his power). Now Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a lot more dialed in, in figuring the game out and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just the experience I have in the bank and having confidence in that experience. AG: I know you had a pretty rough childhood where you transferred to a number of different schools and actually lived out of the family car at one point, what kept you on the straight-and-narrow as opposed to getting into trouble? JS: Just the fact that I learned what not to do. I realized that at very young age and, I made a choice that I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to live like that. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to tolerate that type of life. So basically it was me not tolerating it and raising my standards that, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey, when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m able to do something Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m gonna do something about it,â&#x20AC;? and I was able do LILâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; HEATHEN, continued on Page 8


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In theaters from director Genndy Tartakovsky and Sony Pictures Animation is a return to visit one of our favorite monster familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.â&#x20AC;? The hotel is busier than ever as Dracula (Adam Sandler) and daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) miss spending family time together. Son-in-law Johnny (Andy Samberg) thinks Mavisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; idea of a family vacation is fantastic and along with son Dennis (Asher Blinkoff ) pack immediately. Mavis has booked passage on a monster cruise and invites the extended family with Frank (Kevin James), Eunice (Fran Drescher), Wayne (Steve Buscemi), Wanda (Molly Shannon) and their brood, Griffin (David Spade), Murray (KeeganMichael Key) and Grandpa Vlad (Mel Brooks). At first Dracula isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t thrilled about the idea but when Mavis implores him to use the time for family, he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly turn her down. Captain Ericka (Kathryn Hahn) welcomes everyone aboard and promises them a fantastic vacation. Seeing all the ship has to offer, the gang is he thought would never happen is hap- his feelings under his proverbial cape. Teigen as Crystal, Aaron LaPlante as the What he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s who is Gremlin, Genndy Tartakovsky as Blobby, excited. Even Dracula changes his tune pening â&#x20AC;&#x201D; zinging! Worried how Mavis will react, he keeps hiding below deck, what plans are tak- Sandie Sandler as Winnie, Sunny Sandler when he sees Erika because the one thing ing shape and more importantly â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who as Sunny, Tara Strong as Frankenlady, Libby Dickey as Lucy, and Joe Whyte as is Bob? All of this and more will be answered Tinkles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacabecause after all â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they are family! Sandler as Dracula once again puts tionâ&#x20AC;? makes the difficult look easy in that on the cape to run the hotel and spend- the story is fresh and fun while leaving us ing time being a good Dad and Grandpa. the characters our own familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s have come Wanting to spend more family time, the to love. The comedy is there, family issues monster cruise is certainly something dif- about our busy lives and, of course, how ferent. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to see Sandler keep his love shows up at the most unexpected character goofy and loveable even for a time and place â&#x20AC;&#x201D; no matter if your one or one thousand years old. vampire. It is so easy to forget these are â&#x20AC;&#x153;monGomez as Mavis wants to spend quality time with the family having fun. Having stersâ&#x20AC;? when their situations are not so difher father â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;zingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; certainly isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t on her itin- ferent than our own. Another reason this erary. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help that her suspicions series of films has and continues to be emabout the ships captain are accurate but braced by family film goers. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a film we can take our kids to see while still being everyone deserves a second chance. Hahn as Captain Erika is nimble, fun kids ourselves. So pack up your own brood and prepare and very sneaky. She has her eye on Dracula but zinging isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t why! Erikaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story of them all for popcorn, fun and loads of gighereditary, history and revenge but she gles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacationâ&#x20AC;? is everything and so much more. also hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t met anyone like Dracula. In the end â&#x20AC;&#x201D; family vacations can Frank, Eunice, Wayne, Wanda, Griffin, Murray all return because this wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be suck the life out of you! â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hotel Transylvaniaâ&#x20AC;? without them. They bring fun, charm and a gentle reminder that extended family hold an important place in our lives. This bunch is so loveable that I was â&#x20AC;&#x153;awingâ&#x20AC;? every five minutes. This is a monster family that started it all and continues to keep us together. Shout out to Mel Brooks as Grandpa Vlad for bringing the jokes and fun on deck. Of course any time Mel Brooks shows up to a party itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be awesome! Other cast include Chris Parnell as Stan, Joe Jonas as The Kraken, Chrissy XXXNJMJUBSZQSFTTDPNtOFXT!NJMJUBSZQSFTTDPN 2+VMZ 

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Feb. 22, with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heartbreak Hotel.â&#x20AC;? t Ninety-six congressmen sign the Southern Manifesto on March 12, a protest against the 1954 Supreme Court ruling (Brown v. Board of Education) that desegregated public education. t The Broadway musical My Fair Lady opens March 15 in New York City. t Videotape is first demonstrated April 14 at the 1956 NARTB (now NAB) convention in Chicago by Ampex. t The United Methodist Church in America decides at its General Conference to grant women full ordained clergy status May 2. It also calls for an end to

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The chief again went back to his people and ordered them to collect every scrap of firewood they could find. Two weeks later, the chief called the National Weather Service again. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Absolutely,â&#x20AC;? the man replied. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s look- ing more and more like it is going to be one of the coldest winters weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever seen.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;How can you be so sure?â&#x20AC;? the chief asked. The weatherman replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Indians are collecting a ton of firewood!â&#x20AC;?

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s late fall and the Indians on a remote reservation in South Dakota asked their new chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was a chief in a modern society, he had never been taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky, he couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell what the winter was go- ing to be like. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he told his tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the village should collect firewood to be prepared. But, being a practical leader, after several days, he got an idea. He went to the phone booth, called the National Weather Service and asked, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is the coming winter going to be cold?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold,â&#x20AC;? the meteorologist at the weather service responded. So the chief went back to his people and told them to collect even more firewood in order to be prepared. A week later, he called the National Weather Service again. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Does it still look like it is going to be a very cold winter?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes,â&#x20AC;? the man at National Weather Service again replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a very cold winter.â&#x20AC;?

One Sunday morning, a mother went in to wake her son and tell him it was time to get ready for church, to which he replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why not?â&#x20AC;? she asked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll give you two good reasons,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One, they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like me, and two, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like them.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll give YOU two good reasons why you SHOULD go to church,â&#x20AC;? his mother re- plied. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re 54-years-old, and two, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the pastor!â&#x20AC;?

Senior guessing

Eighty-year-old Bessie bursts into the recreation room of the retirement home. She holds her clenched fist in the air and announces, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anyone who can guess whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in my hand, can take me out to dinner tonight!â&#x20AC;? A witty, elderly gentleman in the rear shouts out, â&#x20AC;&#x153;An elephant?â&#x20AC;? Bessie thinks a minute and replies, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Close enough!â&#x20AC;?

Whiskey cure

A man drinks a shot of whiskey every night before bed. After years of this the wife wants him to quit, so she gets two shot glasses, filling one with water the other with whiskey. She gets him to the table with the glasses and has his bait box there too.

She says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want you to see this.â&#x20AC;? She puts a worm in the water it swims around. She puts a worm in the whiskey and the worm dies. She says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;So, what do you have to say about this experiment?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I drink whiskey, I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get worms!â&#x20AC;?

signed the death certificate, you had not taken steps to make sure he was dead.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, let me put it this way,â&#x20AC;? the doctor said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brain was in a jar on my desk but, for all I know, he could be out practicing law somewhere.â&#x20AC;?

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Little Johnny wanted to go to the zoo and pestered his parents for days. Finally his mother talked his reluctant father into taking him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So how was it?â&#x20AC;? his mother asked when they returned home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Great,â&#x20AC;? Little Johnny replied. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Did you and your father have a good time?â&#x20AC;? asked his mother. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yeah, Daddy especially liked it,â&#x20AC;? exclaimed Little Johnny excitedly, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Especially when one of the animals came home.â&#x20AC;?

A lawyer was cross-examining the doc- tor about whether or not he had checked the pulse of the deceased before he signed the death certificate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No,â&#x20AC;? the doctor said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I did not check his pulse.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;And did you listen for a heart- beat?â&#x20AC;? asked the lawyer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No I did not,â&#x20AC;? the doctor said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So,â&#x20AC;? said the lawyer, â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you

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tor. A good place to start is the book that inspired the film. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing Lasts Forever,â&#x20AC;? written by Roderick Thorp and published in 1979, is much more â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christmas-yâ&#x20AC;? than the film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Die Hard,â&#x20AC;? Souza said, using the holiday to underscore the heroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fall from grace. Joe Leland, a hard-boiled New York cop whose wife is dead at the start of the book, arrives in Los Angeles to visit his daughter on Christmas Eve. Broken by the job, he now looks back on the holidays with regret. The film is less grim, but Christmas is still a vehicle to get a New York City cop to Los Angeles, Souza said. In the movie, co-written by Jeb Stuart, McClane visits California to see his two children during the holiday and win back the affection of his wife, Holly (Bonnie Bedelia). But Hans Gruber, the head terrorist and heist man played by Alan Rickman, still needs a scenario to exploit lax holiday security and a nearly empty office building. Enter the nighttime Christmas party at fictional Nakatomi Plaza, the prime target for Gruber to scoop up drunken employees as hostages. McClane even gets into the holiday spirit in his own twisted way. He kills the captors in a cat-and-mouse game throughout the film, leaving one body in a chair. There is a message scrawled in red on the shirt of the dead terrorist: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now I have a machine gun. Ho-HoHo.â&#x20AC;? His head is topped with a Santa Claus hat. In the years after its release, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Die Hardâ&#x20AC;?-as-a-Christmas-movie has become its own unstoppable cultural force, fueled by the Internet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Films now have this other afterlife in tiny clips and gifs,â&#x20AC;? film historian Matthew Sweet told the Guardian, â&#x20AC;&#x153;so a particular image from a film â&#x20AC;&#x201D; like the dead terrorist in the Santa hat in Die Hard â&#x20AC;&#x201D; can break free from the film and have this other life online that might be its most vigorous form of life.â&#x20AC;? The celebration of the film as a Christmas landmark has played out beyond Twitter and Facebook. The Alamo Drafthouse has slated quotealong screenings of the film during the holiday season. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Die Hard Christmas,â&#x20AC;? with violent illustrations that are definitely for parents and not kids. And in one cold, algorithm-driven way, this all has led to Google to put any doubt to rest. Type â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christmas moviesâ&#x20AC;? into the search bar and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see the typical results: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elf.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;How the Grinch Stole Christmas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Polar Express.â&#x20AC;? But among the top results: a poster of John McClane, a Beretta pistol in hand. 8+VMZ 

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that at a young age. So, really it just clicked in my mind the fact that I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to tolerate trash for a living. AG: Was there someone that influenced you like a coach, your mom, your dad or someone else? JS: No, it was really just my relationship with God and staying committed to my dreams and being real with my heart. You know at times your mind can play tricks on you, but if you stay true to your heart, you pray, meditate or whatever it is you do, if you stay true to that and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just not going to tolerate that type of living then you will make changes in order to live the life you want. It will happen because you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t settle for less â&#x20AC;&#x201D; so thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the mindset that I have. AG: That is a great story, especially for many kids out there that are growing up under similar circumstances. Has anyone told you that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re an inspiration and how do you feel about kids looking up to you? JS: Yeah, of course. Some people do look up to me and there is always fans and young kids and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cool as hell because growing up I used to watch The Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan and I was kind of like, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Man, those guys would be great (to meet),â&#x20AC;? but you never really saw those guys on the outside signing autographs or at least I never did. So when you meet people like that and they tell you they want

to be like you, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awesome. There is a you be? JS: If I werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a fighter, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know good quote that I heard by Michael Jordan that said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be like me, be better than â&#x20AC;&#x201D; maybe Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d become a firefighter or kick me.â&#x20AC;? There is always something you can in the door for the DEA or something like learn and take from our generation and that ... maybe a drug smuggler (he says jokingly), Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a really good possibly improve on when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your time. AG: Speaking of being recognized, be- shot, too. I like to hunt when I go back to ing a professional athlete do you find it Iowa with my dad, my grandfather and all hard to trust people on the outside of your those guys as well. But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always thought about being a firefighter or someone with inner circle? JS: You know, I point them in the direc- the discipline to go in there and take bad tion of Leah (public relations assistant) people out. Ringside: When featherweight champ and my head coach â&#x20AC;&#x201D; people who kind of run those things for me. I trust my family Max Holloway abruptly cancelled last and the small circle that I have around and weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s title fight against Brian Ortega I point those who want to talk business to because of concussion-like symptoms, them. Other than that I try to focus on me Stephens immediately offered to step in and what I can do to become a better per- against Ortega at UFC 226. However, when UFC President Dana White proson, a better man and a better fighter. AG: You mentioned your family, how posed the idea to Ortegaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s camp, they dedid marriage and becoming a dad change clined the offer. This has been a very tough year for Holyou â&#x20AC;&#x201D; if it did at all? JS: Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of hard to explain, but loway. Currently ranked No. 3 as the best itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something where when you become a pound-for- pound fighter in the UFC, father your life changes right away. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Holloway (19-3 MMA, 15-3 UFC), has not just providing for yourself youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re pro- had three fights scratched in the past five viding food for them â&#x20AC;&#x201D; especially living in months. Whether his health issues is a result todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s society. Living out here in San Diego is not cheap, you have to bust your ass of head trauma, frequently having to cut in order to provide and keep a roof over weight or other issues yet to be detertheir head and keep them going. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m try- mined, it is clear Holloway will not be ing to put my knowledge into them so by defending his title anytime soon. In this the time theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re 15 they have a mindset of a scenario, look for the UFC to book an 34-year-old like their dad and their mom. interim title fight sometime this fall beEventually they are going to make their tween the top- ranked Ortega and one of own choices and hopefully we can guide the top three fighters ranked below him them to the right path and a better future. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Frankie Edgar (No. 2), Aldo (No. 3) or AG: If you werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a fighter what would Stephens (No. 4). XXXNJMJUBSZQSFTTDPNtOFXT!NJMJUBSZQSFTTDPN

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