Louis Taylor is visibly upset. Sitting in the corner of his locker room at The Entertainment and Sports Arena, the middleweight fighter takes off the giant bag of ice pressed against his face. He then looks at teammate Belal Muhammad and expresses his emotions in that moment.

"I feel like s---."

Taylor defeated Rex Harris by unanimous decision just minutes earlier in the quarterfinals of the Professional Fighters League playoffs. But it wasn't an easy victory. He didn't just cruise to advance to the semifinals.

"I wasn't my best in my first match," Taylor said. "My timing was way off. I was having some acid buildup in my muscles. I just wasn't myself. My body and mind wasn't in sync."