Report: Louis Taylor Not Medically Cleared by NY Commission to Compete in 2019 PFL Season
By FCF Staff
Following his championship season in 2018, Louis Taylor will not compete in the Professional Fighters League’s 2019 campaign.
Recently Taylor announced that he is not going to compete in the upcoming welterweight tournament as scheduled. The veteran fighter, who won the middleweight competition last year, did not offer any specific details.
ESPN is reporting, however, that the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) has confirmed that Taylor did not meet the medical requirements to compete. No additional information was provided by the commission or the PFL.
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PSA: Thank You So Much @pflmma @sugarraysefo for giving me the chance to compete 2018 & 2019 unfortunately Life throws curve balls and I will not be competing this season. I’ve searched my entire career for a home in MMA so I’ll be watching as a fan Next Thursday May 9th. PFL on ESPN is Going to be Amazing!
The 39-year-old Taylor (18-4-1) quickly knocked out Abusupiyan Magomedov in December to win the 2018 season and $1 million dollars.