Jesse Taylor Could Be Out of the UFC…Again

I have heard rumblings today that UFC middleweight fighter and TUF 7 alum Jesse Taylor could be out of the UFC again.  Taylor is most known for being the guy who made it to the TUF finals, but was kicked off following a drunken tirade in a Las vergas casino.  He was given a second chance after her pleaded his case to Dana White.  He said he had enrolled in AA and was straightened out.  He seemed contrite from all I could tell.  He then was given a chance to fight C.B. Dolloway at UFC Fight Night 14 on July 19th.  Dolloway was the clear favorite to win TUF 7 but he was eliminated twice by Amir by armbar.  Dolloway made quick work of Taylor and submitted him by Peruvian Necktie.  Here is the report about Taylor by Steve Cofield at Yahoo! Sports

Jesse Taylor was trying to erase the memory of his embarrassing episode on The Ultimate Fighter 7 with a dominant win. Instead, he was sent packing in less than four minutes as C.B. Dollaway lived up to his pre-show reputation pulling off a great submission, the Peruvian Necktie.

Taylor didn’t look any worse for wear as he hung out post-fight with training partners and fellow fighters. That may change this week, as it appears Taylor may be in hot water again with UFC officials. 

Taylor spoke with the media last Thursday and had some choice words for Quinton Jackson and his psychotic episode last week, “What goes around, comes around, I guess.” Taylor wasn’t happy with the fact that Jackson told UFC President Dana White that he didn’t want someone like Taylor representing the company.

Those comments filtered back to UFC management and it was clear that they weren’t happy with Taylor as a high ranking official spoke with Yahoo! Sports during The Ultimate Fight Night 14 card at the Palms.

Adding to Taylor’s problem are the rumors swirling that he didn’t exactly clean up his conduct during his 4+ month hiatus

The reason for Taylor being let go would not be a lack of talent.  It would be that he is an idiot.  To his credit he did not know the extent of Rampage’s problems.   When questioned about his first comments about Jackson here is what Taylor said…

I feel bad for the guy. Being on top of the fighting world and then not being there is going to destroy you. I think it was tough to handle for the guy. I wish he gets better, I didn’t know he was in this situation. He’s in a lot worse situation than I was in.”

Well, Taylor may be out again.  I don’t have a problem with him being booted.  Not because of what he said abotu Jackson, but because I don’t know if he can hack it in the UFC.  It looks like only 5 TUF 7 guys will hang around (C.B. Dolloway, Amir Sadollah, Matt Brown, Tim Credeur, and Matthew Riddle).  So long Jesse Taylor, have a good career on the undercard of the EliteXC.

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