Louis Taylor, who won $1 million as a middleweight in PFL season one, will not be competing in the second season of the PFL because the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) has rejected the fighter’s medical clearance.
The NYSAC issued the following statement to ESPN on the matter:
"Mr. Taylor did not meet NYSAC minimum medical requirements to compete. We have no further comment on the matter."
It is unknown at this time as to why the NYSAC rejected Taylor’s medical clearance as no reason has been given by the commission.
PFL officials would also issue the following statement on the matter:
"Louis Taylor has been removed from the 2019 PFL season roster due to his inability to be licensed by the state of New York. Louis was a great representative of the PFL during his run to the 2018 middleweight title and the League is grateful for his contribution to the PFL."
Taylor would also take to Instagram to comment on the situation:
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!