34-Year-Old UFC Welterweight 31-15-0
October 13, 2017 Jesse Taylor News
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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.
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Fantasy AnalysisThere 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.
Fantasy AnalysisFighting 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.