‘Ultimate Fighter’ Winner Jesse Taylor Receives One-Year USADA Suspension for Positive Test
By: Brian Knapp Oct 13, 2017
The United States Anti-Doping Agency on Friday suspended
Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight Jesse
Taylor following a positive test for a prohibited substance.
Taylor, who won Season 25 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” accepted a
one-year suspension, according to a USADA release.
Taylor was flagged for clomiphene during an out-of-competition
urine test conducted on Aug. 22. Per the USADA, “clomiphene is a
Specified Substance in the class of Hormone and Metabolic
Modulators and is prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping
Policy, which has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited
List.” The 34-year-old was scheduled to face Belal
Muhammad at UFC Fight Night 121 on Nov. 21 before the positive
test necessitated his removal.
Cage Warriors Fighting Championship titleholder, Taylor last
competed at “The Ultimate Fighter 25” Finale on July 7, when he
completed his run through a 16-man welterweight tournament with a
second-round rear-naked choke submission on Dhiego Lima.
The Poway, California, native has secured more than half (17) of
his 31 professional victories by submission. Taylor will be
eligible to return on Sept. 14.