Jesse Taylor is the latest fighter to test positive for a banned substance, as the recent Ultimate Fighter winner failed an out-of-competition test conducted by USADA.
Taylor was scheduled to meet Belal Muhammad in November at UFC Fight Night 121 from Australia. Officials are seeking a replacement for Taylor to keep Muhammad on the card.
USADA released a statement concerning Taylor:
“USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Taylor. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”
Below is the current fight card:
Heavyweight: Mark Hunt vs. Marcin Tybura
Heavyweight: Tai Tuivasa vs. Rashad Coulter
Flyweight: Ryan Benoit vs. Askhan Mokhtarian
Female Flyweight: Joanne Calderwood vs. Bec Rawlings
Strawweight: Alex Chambers vs. Nadia Kassem
Featherweight: Alex Volkanovski vs. Jeremy Kennedy
Middleweight: Dan Kelly vs. Elias Theodorou