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Jesse Taylor

34-Year-Old     UFC     Welterweight     31-15-0

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Suspension    EST. RETURN:  September 2018
Birthdate:  January 2, 1984     Height:   6'1    

October 13, 2017    Jesse Taylor News

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RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Taylor was suspended for one year by the USADA for violating the anti-doping policy, and won't be eligible to return until Sept. 13, 2018.

Taylor tested positive for the anti-estrogen agent clomiphene in an out-of-competition sample taken in August, which caused him to be pulled from his fight against Belal Muhammad on Nov. 18. As long as he remains in the USADA drug testing pool, Taylor will be able to return next September.

Jesse Taylor: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Taylor was flagged for an anti-doping policy violation by the USADA for an out of competition sample taken on August 22 and has been removed from his fight on November 18 with Belal Muhammad at UFC Sydney, Alexander K. Lee of MMAFighting.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

There has been no word yet on who will replace Taylor in the fight against Muhammad. Taylor most recently defeated Dhiego Lima via submission in the Round 2 to with The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale in July. There will likely be more updates on his status in the near future.
Taylor defeated Dhiego Lima via submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:43 of Round 2 to win The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale on Friday in Las Vegas.

Fantasy Analysis

Fighting in the UFC for the first time since July 19, 2008, Taylor finally had his moment in the sun. For those who don't know the story, Taylor was a finalist in Season 7 of TUF but an incident outside of the cage resulted in UFC President Dana White removing Taylor from the finale, a decision that Taylor did not disagree with. He took full responsibility for his actions and now, nearly nine years later, he has his redemption. Taylor used his wrestling game to predictably overwhelm Lima. It was an easy, easy win. This will almost certainly be the highlight of Taylor's MMA career and there's nothing wrong with that. It was a great moment.