David “The Crow” Loiseau has spent the past 12 years putting on exciting fights while entertaining fans in the United States and his home country of Canada. At 32-years-old he has been through his share of wars both inside the cage as well as outside of it. Since September of 2008 injuries have limited him to just four fights including a loss to Mario Miranda at UFC 115 in July of 2010.
The last time he fought was in February of 2011 as he defeated Leopoldo Serao to capture the Tachi Palace Fighting Championships middleweight title. Tachi Palace had scheduled his first title defense for August of last year, but unfortunately the injury bug crept up on Loiseau once again and has kept him out of action for the past 20 months.
Loiseau will be making his return this Saturday in Providence at the Dunkin Donuts Center where he will take on Chris McNally for CES MMA. The 32-year-old McNally has a career record of 5-4 with all five wins coming by way of submission. Loiseau is chomping at the bit to return to action and feels this is the perfect time to do so.
“I injured my knee while training for my first Tachi Palace title defense,” Loiseau told BJPenn.Com. “I tore my meniscus and had some complications after the surgery. I wanted to be 100% before I made my return and that time is now. I feel 100% and I’m ready to fight. Everything is going according to plan and I am feeling very well and extremely motivated.”
“McNally’s got good grappling and seems to focus on all aspects of MMA equally,” said the Montreal native. “McNally is a good opponent for me and we are both looking forward to putting on a great performance for the fans in Rhode Island.”
The deal with CES is not exclusive and Loiseau still has plans on fighting for Tachi Palace again, but he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be part of this card. The main event will feature former six-time WWE Champion Dave Bautista and Loiseau believes the attention he brings will all be positive.
“I’m still under contract with Tachi Palace and will be defending the middleweight title at some point,” Loiseau admitted. “This will be my first fight with CES and I think it’s great that they have signed Bautista to appear on this card. I’ve met him a few times and personally I think he’s a great guy. He is a very positive and humble person and is willing to learn. He’s a natural athlete; people tend to forget that the WWE wrestlers are real athletes. You have to respect what they do and I believe he’s going to bring excitement to the fight game for sure.”