After a short but tumultuous tenure in the UFC, it’s being reported that the UFC has once again dropped Jesse Taylor from the organization. It’s said to be both his disappointing performance against C.B. Dollaway and his comments regarding former 205lb. champ Quinton Jackson that earned him the boot. Here’s a brief history of the Jesse Taylor saga:
After going on an alcohol fueled spree of property damage and lewd behavior in a Las Vegas Hotel after the taping of “TUF”, finalist Jesse Taylor was kicked out of the competition and his dreams were dashed. Dana White told Taylor he needed to “go home and straighten his life out.”
Shortly thereafter Taylor was invited back to the UFC to take on fellow cast member C.B. Dollaway on July 19 on the main card of the Silva/Irvin show. He lost that fight via Peruvian necktie in the first round to the Arizona wrestler Dollaway.
Then, after Quinton Jackson got in some trouble with law after his loss to Forrest Griffin, Taylor was quoted as saying, “what goes around comes around, I guess.” This was a retort to Jackson’s comments that the UFC didn’t need a guy like Taylor representing the company. Taylor later retracted his comments when he learned that Jackson was suffering from a mental health problem. It was too little too late for Taylor, who is now gone from the UFC once again.