Taylor in for Diaz?

by Steven Marrocco | source: mmaweekly.com

The California State Athletic Commission has approved Team Quest standout and “Ultimate Fighter” season 8 cast member Jesse Taylor to face Jay Hieron on Aug. 15 at Strikeforce “Carano vs Cyborg.”

CSAC Assistant Executive Officer Bill Douglas informed MMWeekly.com of the development Monday afternoon.

The news comes just days after Hieron’s original opponent, Nick Diaz, failed to show up for a pre-fight drug test mandated by CSAC.

On Monday, Strikeforce officials and CSAC seemed to disagree on whether Diaz would get a second chance to take the test in Los Angeles. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said he would speak to Douglas today to try and resolve the situation.

Diaz’s manager, Cesar Gracie, said Diaz vs. Hieron was “highly unlikely” to happen.

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TheVileOne site profile image  

8/11/09 7:11 PM by TheVileOne

More excuses for people to toke up.

Dawkins site profile image  

8/11/09 7:09 PM by Dawkins

Toby, you mean to tell me you only smoke cannabis for pain relief and a sleep aid?

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8/11/09 6:28 PM by truewarrior

Mixed Martial Arts Champion Toby Grear provides an in-depth look into the history, medicinal use, spirituality, culture, and legal issues surrounding the Cannabis plant - more commonly known as marijuana. This provocative film explores federal and state drug policies, evolving state laws, the impact of federal interference and intimidation, patients battles with both disease and the law, and the gray area of classifying Cannabis as a performance enhancer or Drug of Abuse with regards to athletic competition. Category:  News & Politics Tags:  CSAC  bill  douglas  marijuana  cannabis  420  mma  mixed  martial  arts  fight  pot  drug  policy  abuse  medicann  medical  patient  sport  civil  rights  prop  215  nick  diaz  strikeforce  UFC  toby  grear 

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8/11/09 5:34 PM by Vancouver BJJ

Thats how good weed is. You would smoke it over fighting in Strikeforce, or is Strikeforce just really shitty?

Dawkins site profile image  

8/10/09 4:47 PM by Dawkins

Good luck to JT Money!

TheVileOne site profile image  

8/10/09 4:46 PM by TheVileOne

Mr. Baroni, were you asked if you would take it? Or would this not be one of those situations where you would take a fight with Jay Hieron?It is sort of funny though with all of Coker's messages during the teleconference.

Card site profile image  

8/10/09 4:43 PM by Card

California State Athletic Commission has just offically approved Jesse Taylor vs. Jay Hieron as the replacment match with Nick Diaz not getting licensed for Saturday night’s Strikefore event at the HP Pavilion and on Showtime. It is believed at this time it will be a three round fight, and not a championship fight as scheduled. We will update later if this is not correct.

PhilBaroni site profile image  

8/10/09 4:43 PM by PhilBaroni

isnt that something

TheVileOne site profile image  

8/10/09 4:42 PM by TheVileOne

Its funny though isn't it.

Old Feller site profile image  

8/10/09 4:41 PM by Old Feller

 or possibly Gene Simco?