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Report: Jesse Taylor released by UFC

A report in the July 29 print edition of the Wrestling Observer has confirmed rumblings that middleweight Jesse Taylor was dropped by the UFC for the second time in the span of four months following his loss at UFC Fight Night 14 to C.B. Dollaway.

A member of Team Quest in Temecula, Taylor’s overall MMA record fell to 6-3 at UFN 14 by submitting to Dollaway at 3:58 of round 1 after being caught in a Peruvian necktie.

While UFC officials were said to be disappointed by the loss, the Observer indicates that Taylor’s comments about Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in the wake of Jackson’s arrest by the Costa Mesa Police Department earlier this month is what did him in.

Taylor was a finalist on the seventh season of TUF but lost his spot after being kicked off the show by UFC President Dana White following an incident at a Station Casinos hotel in Las Vegas in which Taylor was intoxicated and was seen on camera kicking out the window of a limousine.

In response to seeing the tape of Taylor, Jackson said on the show that the UFC didn’t need someone like Taylor representing the company. When asked about Jackson’s recent arrest, Taylor was quoted as saying “What goes around, come around, I guess.”

The comments by Taylor were said to have angered UFC officials. A contrite Taylor later backed off his statements after it was revealed that Jackson had undergone a mental evaluation but a final decision to dismiss Taylor again had already been made.

  • BG says:

    Definitely not gonna miss this guy and his lame lay on you style

  • Jeff L says:

    Saw that coming. As soon as he was interviewed and started backpedaling on what his involvement in AA was, I knew he on his way. He will not be missed.

  • Ross says:

    Hes mentally not ready. Honestly he acts like he is 16.

  • Music City Beatdown says:

    See ya, JT “No Money”.

  • JoHn says:


  • fightfan says:

    Too bad for this guy. Although he done some dumb shit and has a boring style sometimes, I think he has more talent than some and deserves at least one mroe shot.

    Maybe he should of took the pornograher company bodyguard fighting illegally in backyards to make it big

  • Nick says:

    I won’t miss taylor, but if his dismissal is linked to his quotes about Rampage, I think it is wrong to dismiss him. Fighters’ personal opinions about other fighters should not be held against him in the workplace. If he has a legitimate reason for not liking Rampage and is not sorry to see him get in trouble, then why would the UFC care if he states it publically? IF you fight for the UFC do you have to like everyone? He said nothing derogatory about the company. I just think its unfair to hold the kid responsible for what he says about another fighter’s personal life. Now his performance on the other hand, that warranted a dismissal. He looked tired and out of shape. And the backpeddling from AA comment is not going to help you when you already have a strike against you. Still kinda sucks he only got one chance to show what he has to offer.

  • tricky dicky says:

    Loud mouthed loser should know his goddamned role.

    Smart move by the UFC IMO.

    This guy has a severe case of arrested emotional development, as well as delusions of grandeur.

  • OCD says:

    Agree on this move. He isn’t worth the trouble, and he couldn’t realize that he is easily replaceable.

  • Another boring wrestler that “lays and prays”, what are some of the other names for guys that “grind” out boring decisions……NCAA Wrestling. See ya JT, have fun making pea nuts in KOTC or where ever you land. Maybe you and Riddle can ride together with his Mom, stay hot you fucking dumb ass!!!

  • Kuch says:

    If you think JT’s personal opinions shouldn’t have gotten him fired, you have no idea how workplace hierarchy works. When you’re a pee-on who was released by the company once before for doing stupid shit, you don’t make cracks about a former champion who’s been involved in the sport for a decade.

  • Nolan says:

    I think he was borderline retarded, and he should go and try to bring the sport to the special Olympics. Even they would be disgusted by a nitwit that pisses his pants on national television.

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  • Johnny Lawrence says:

    does that mean he can drink now?

  • charles says:

    J.T. “NO MONEY” TAYLOR Says:

    Look at my Guns,Look at my Guns,Look at my Guns (pictured above) because you will never see them again in the UFC

  • stevefiji says:

    An F’d-up poem, in honor of the poet himself.

    No more ‘funny money’,
    No more wet(pee pee) and dirty money,
    No mo JT money…
    The money and monkey have left the building.
    So now let’s raise our glasses and make a toast…
    JT, here’s pissing on ya coz we hardly knew ye

  • batman says:

    All I have to say is Rampage is an idiot and he needs to be fired and put into a mental institute. I won’t miss him at all. He got what he desreves for saying what he said about jt money. What a hypocrite. I like forrest Griffin and I side with him as champ. I think its funny how Jackson thinks he’s a model UFC face for the company, don’t make me laugh you are just a memphis thug.

  • Sergio G. Hernandez says:

    From what’s been reported, it seems like Rampage’s… well, rampage was a result of a mental and emotional breakdown.

    That’s a far cry from JT, who hasn’t matured pass a 15-year old mentality and despite an OBVIOUS binge drinking problem decided AA “wasn’t for him.”

    Having an alcohol problem and being an alcoholic aren’t always mutually exclusive.

  • Nick Merra says:

    This is the situation: 1. Rampage and Taylor “both” need to be kicked out of the UFC. They “both” are not mentally ready to fight on a big stage like the UFC and be a good ambassador the for sport and the organization. 2. They “both” said derogatory things about each other. If anything, Rampage said his on a more “public” stage and forum being that his was on TV. 3. They “both” are mentally retarded and have demonstrated they cannot handle stress when it comes their way. 4. It is Rampage’s fault he gained so much damn weight between fights and that is on him and no one else. He should have known to steadily train during the nine months he was off. 5. Why should one be kicked out and the other not? Yes, Rampage was champ, etc. but the same rules ought to apply to everyone and not just Taylor – even though Taylor has to be one of the stupidest human beings that I have ever seen in my life.

  • DamonO says:


    I don’t care much for Jesse Taylor at all but just so you know he has been involved in an aspect of the sport for at least 7 years starting with wrestling.

  • GoofyMonkey says:

    Woo Hoo!

  • Sonny says:

    I guess alcohol wasn’t Jesse’s real problem, he’s just a dork who can’t filter his thoughts before they come out of his mouth.

    Maybe he and Jeremy May can start their own reality show and call it “Two Dorks Who Need To Grow The Hell Up”


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