Despite being kicked out of The Ultimate Fighter Finale, it appears that Jesse Taylor is set to make his return to the UFC. Sources close to the situation have informed us that, less than one month after he was supposed to face Amir Sadollah in the finale, Taylor will be entering the Octagon on the July 19th card headlined by Anderson Silva vs. James Irvin. Although an opponent has yet to be named, it’s rumored that CB Dolloway, who replaced Taylor in the finale and ultimately lost a second time to Sadollah via first round submission, could be the frontrunner to land the fight.
There’s always been something a bit fishy about Taylor getting kicked out of the TUF finals. Sure, Dana was justified in doing it because of Taylor’s casino rampage … but it never sat right with me that CB Dollaway – who was WITH Taylor throughout the entire debacle – was given an opportunity to fight back onto the show. For me, it was already starting to smell … was this just an opportunity for TUF to create some drama / ratings while getting CB ‘The Chosen One’ Dollaway back into contention?
Now the smell is gone and just replaced with a big pile of shit: Taylor is already coming back into the UFC, because we all know it only takes a month or two to sort out your personal problems and alcohol issues.