David Loiseau. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Former middleweight title challenger David Loiseau will reportedly return to the UFC after two years away from the promotion when he takes on “Ultimate Fighter” veteran Ed Herman at UFC 97 on April 18.
The news comes from a report by Cageplay.com.
Loiseau was rumored to be returning to the UFC, where he has fought seven times in his career, following his TKO win over fellow UFC veteran Solomon Hutcherson at XMMA 5 in September.
“The Crow” was released from the UFC following a decision loss to Mike Swick at UFC 63 and a failed title opportunity against then-champion Rich Franklin at UFC 58. Prior to those two defeats, Loiseau had been on a five-fight winning streak, which included a come-from-behind victory over former UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner.
After falling short in the middleweight finals of the third season of “The Ultimate Fighter” against Kendall Grove, Herman lost once more to Canadian veteran Jason MacDonald before racking up three straight wins inside the Octagon.
However the Team Quest product has struggled once again as of late, dropping consecutive bouts to world jiu-jitsu champion Demian Maia and Alan Belcher in his last two contests, placing Herman on the verge of being released like his opponent once was in the past.
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