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Jesse Taylor denies steroid use in wake of potential USADA violation: ‘The truth will come to light’

Jesse Taylor (left) shoots in for a takedown on Dhiego Lima
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Jesse Taylor is denying any wrongdoing after being recently flagged by the USADA for a potential violation.

The failed test came from an out-of-competion sample collected on Aug. 22, though the official release from the UFC did not mention what substances Taylor may have tested positive for. Taylor was recently rewarded with a new UFC contract after defeating Dhiego Lima in the welterweight tournament final of The Ultimate Fighter 25, a season that was comprised of former UFC and TUF competitors seeking a second shot with the promotion.

An upcoming bout with Belal Muhammad scheduled for UFC Sydney on Nov. 18 has been canceled.

On Friday, Taylor took to Instagram to proclaim his innocence and specifically mention that his failed test is not due to steroid use:

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