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Denis Kang vs. Jesse Taylor Booked for BFL 7 April 7 in Nanaimo, British Columbia


(Will the winner of this fight make it back to the UFC or will they go back to Australia where the promises of paydays are hollow.)

The fledgling Canadian Battlefield Fight League promotion announced today that a middleweight bout between former UFC veterans Denis Kang (33-12-2 2 NC) and Jesse Taylor (17-6) has been added to its April 7 BFL 7: Invasion event that will take place at the Frank Crane Arena in Nanaimo, BC.

Kang, who was dropped by the UFC after going 1-2 in the Octagon, has not been beaten since leaving the promotion. A member of American Top Team who also trains at Tristar with the likes of Georges St-Pierre when at home in Montreal, Kang defeated Korean Dae Won Kim in June under the W-1 banner in this past June and fought to a split draw with former WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho in at Impact FC 2 in July.

Taylor has also done well since being released by the UFC. After losing to CB Dollaway at UFN 14 the Team Quest fighter has gone 11-3 and has logged wins over  UFC vets Drew Fickett, Jason Day, Chris Camozzi and Murilo Bustamante. He fought eight times in 2009 and has fought five times thus far in 2010.

The winner of the bout should get a second look by the UFC, but Taylor, who was pulled from the TUF 7 final for kicking a window out of a limo in Vegas may not get the call up to fight for the Zuffa-owned promotion due to disparaging remarks he made about the double standard the promotion has when dealing with different fighters. At the time, UFC president Dana White had flown to Southern California to bail former light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson out of jail following his arrest for dangerous driving and evading police.

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LOKI- December 20, 2010 at 5:32 am
Kang to JT Money: "This is my town bro. Whenever a sorta jew pisses himself and smashes up a limo in my town I'm gonna hear about it."
JCVD as Timecop- December 17, 2010 at 7:31 pm
Why is this happening in Nanaimo? Why didn't I hear about it? "Jerkwater-bumfuck" definitely does justice to Nanaimo and FCA is a terrible venue, so I'm sure this event will suck bone.
Sorry local promoters! This is barely even a city.
Seoul Brother- December 17, 2010 at 4:33 pm
There is no double standard. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson is a proven moneymaker and a champion fighter known to MMA fans worldwide. Jesse Taylor is a douchebag who can fight and has amassed a winning streak in events at the jerkwater-bumfuck level. To the UFC he's nothing more than a failed experiment who was within an asshair from hitting the big time having proven his mettle in a basic cable "reality" show before he acted like a drunken belligerent guido. He's gonna have to do a lot more in the bush leagues and be genuinely contrite for shitting on Zuffa before the Baldfather drops his beef with him.
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