I found the following quotes from Steve Cofield's blog on Yahoo! sports page over at Fiveouncesofpain.com. Jesse Taylor spoke out about Quinton Jackson earlier in the week prior to reports that Rampage's Rampage could have been caused due to mental health problems
?What goes around, comes around, I guess,? an unsympathetic Taylor was quoted as saying to Cofield in regards to Jackson. In Taylor?s defense, he issued his comment before it was learned that Jackson?s behavior could potentially be attributed to mental health issues. He also backed off his initial comments after Yahoo! caught up with him for a followup.
?I feel bad for the guy,? Taylor is quoted. ?Being on top of the fighting world and then not being there is going to destroy you. I think it was tough to handle for the guy. I wish he gets better, I didn?t know he was in this situation. He?s in a lot worse situation than I was in.?
But the apologetic comments may have come too late. According to Cofield, an unnamed UFC official revealed to him that they were none too pleased with Taylor speaking out against Jackson earlier in the week. Cofield also indicates in his report that Taylor?s stock within the promotion might also be hurt by the fact that there are rumors he may not have cleaned up his act to the extent he?s portrayed in interviews.
Taylor also ended up losing against CB Dolloway this past Saturday so the Jesse Taylor pot with the UFC seems to be boiling over and he could be on his way out the door.