Louis Taylor once tried and failed to qualify for “The Ultimate Fighter,” and if not for an injury, he would have competed inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship cage in 2015. Taylor stepped in as a short-notice replacement for Costas Philippou and agreed to meet Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night 59. However, a week before the fight, Taylor sustained an injury and was forced to withdraw. As a result, his contract was terminated.
Taylor went on to post two straight wins before being signed by the World Series of Fighting and losing to David Branch, then the promotion’s middleweight champion. None of it matters now. Taylor fattened his bank account with a $1 million check when he scored a 33-second knockout on Abusupiyan Magomedov in the 2018 Professional Fighters League middleweight tournament final.
As the man they call “Handgunz” basks in the glory of his life-altering victory, here are some of the numbers that have come to define him:
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