David Taylor with Michael Novogratz at the Beat the Streets event (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
David Taylor will not be competing at Final X in June.
The returning world champion in freestyle at 86 kilograms injured his knee at the Beat the Streets' "Grapple at the Garden" on May 6.
Taylor was scheduled to face World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion Pat Downey at Final X: Rutgers on June 8.
Taylor posted a message on his Twitter account Friday, informing the public of his status and wishing the Final X competitors -- as well as Downey -- the best.
"Best of luck to the athletes competing in Final X this June," wrote Taylor. "Downey, shoot your shot. Moments like these don't get gifted to you often."