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Thursday, 10/04/2012, 11:24 am

Exclusive: David "The Crow" Loiseau Returns This Saturday for CES MMA | Discusses Batista’s Debut

… Now that he has given himself the time he felt was necessary to get his body back in proper fighting shape the obvious question is when will we see him back inside the Octagon. Loiseau has had four separate runs in the UFC and holds a 4-5 record for the promotion with four of those losses coming in his last four bouts. As most fighters will tell you it’s never prudent to look beyond the fight you are preparing for. That’s something Loiseau completely agrees with.

“One thing about the fight game is you need to focus on what’s in front of you,” said Loiseau. “I need to concentrate on the task at hand. I’m focused on October 6th and Chris McNally and that’s all I am thinking about right now. I’m training very hard and whatever happens after the fight I will deal with it then. One thing is for sure is I’m preparing to be the best fighter I can be.”

Most fans will remember Loiseau for his memorable five round war with then UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin which he lost via unanimous decision at UFC 58. Some will remember his bout with the late, great Evan Tanner at UFC Ultimate Fight Night 2 that earned him the shot at Franklin. His career has been full of many great moments and as Loiseau will explain they are all very dear to him including the fight with Tanner.

“I think all of my victories are all special in their own way,” Loiseau offered. “My fight with Rich Franklin was a big event for me despite the fact that it was a loss. The whole build-up to the fight and the lessons I learned inside and outside of the cage have stayed with me to this day. I can’t name one fight in particular because they all hold a special place in my heart. I remember fighting Tanner and thinking he was the strongest guy I had ever fought before. I was completely shocked by how much brute strength he possessed. He was a very nice, humble person, he was a true gentleman.”

If Loiseau is healthy and performs to his abilities fans can expect to see a terrific performance from him. As far as he is concerned he will walk into the Dunkin Donuts Center and do what he does best; entertain the fans and leave the cage a happy man.

“I plan on bringing excitement to Providence because that is what I do,” said Loiseau. “I have a reputation of being in exciting fights and that’s always my goal. I want to perform well and put on a great fight for the fans. Most importantly I want to come home with a win.”


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