Jesse “JT Money” Taylor (13-3) talks about getting that call from Strikeforce to replace Nick Diaz and face Jay Hieron on less then a weeks notice. Taylor has been fighting non-stop (6 fights in 7 months) in smaller shows since being dropped by the UFC.
Diaz was scheduled to take a pre-fight drug test tonight in order to get licensed and no showed. Caesar Gracie stated Wednesday that Diaz would appear for the test tonight in Sacramento. Neither Diaz nor Caesar showed up for the test and representatives for Diaz said Diaz was “busy training”.
Because of the time required to get test results back, CSAC believes the test would have had to be taken tonight. Strikeforce was contacted and promised Diaz would appear for the test Monday. CSAC has agreed to this new date but has stated there is a good chance test results will not be back in time to license him for the show.[F4Wonline]
An honest mistake or could Diaz be buying time so his results come back clean.
Diaz, a proud pot smoker, had his greatest win on record overturned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, after testing positive for Marijuana following his gogoplata submission win over Takanori Gomi at PRIDE 33 “Second Coming”.
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TUF 7 Badboy, Jesse Taylor aka “JT Money” announced he will be talking on Dong Sik Yoon at DREAM 10.
JT money is proud to announce that he is fighting in lovely Country of Japan. He will be fighting in DREAM agains tough Korean Judoka Dong Sik Yoon. Dong is a very accomplished fighter, and grappler and has fought the best fighters in the world, besting Melvin Manhoef, and losing a close fight to Gegard Mousasi….JT has always wanted to fight for the prestegious Dream organization and for the warrior spirit of Japan. JT will be sure to make the most of this incredible journey and opportunity. [YoJTMoney]
Taylor was dropped by the UFC after losing to CB Dollaway via Submission (Peruvian Necktie) at UFC Fight Night “Silva vs Irvin”. Since his departure, he has racked up an impressive 6 fight winning streak in various smaller shows.
DREAM 10, live for Saitama Japan will be broadcast on HDNet around 3AM on Monday morning.