David Loiseau. Photo courtesy of Crowtime.tv
If David Loiseau can defeat “Ultimate Fighter” alumnus Solomon Hutcherson in the main event of XMMA 5 this weekend, he may be finding his way back to the UFC, somewhere where he been dreaming of returning to and hasn’t fought in since losing to Mike Swick at UFC 63 almost two years ago.
Now David’s got another chance to get back into the UFC. According to his manager Steve Claveau, the UFC will offer him a contract if he takes out Solomon Hutcherson this Saturday. If that name is ringing vague bells in your head, it’s because Solomon was one of the lesser known dudes on the 3rd season of TUF, getting the boot after losing to Rory Singer on the show and then Luigi Fioravanti on the finale.
I don’t think anyone would complain if Loiseau was invited back into the UFC. He always put forth effort and the majority of his fights were pretty exciting. Plus now that he’s with Greg Jackson‘s camp, we could see a different Loiseau altogether.
The XMMA 5 card is looking pretty decent. On top of Loiseau-Hutcherson, UFC veteran Aaron Riley, skilled grappler Gustavo Machado, and former IFL middleweight Brent Beauparlant will all also be on competing.
In semi-related Canadian news, Brian Gassaway has reportedly pulled out of his scheduled bout against T.J. Grant at TKO 35 due to personal reasons. He has been replaced by UFC veteran Forrest Petz according to Andy Cotterill of Sherdog.com.
TKO Championship Fighting President Stephane Patry has also stated that the winner of Grant-Petz will get a shot at Jesse Bongfeldt’s welterweight title at TKO 36 in December.