UFC Signs David Loiseau Despite Allegations of Mob Ties

Written by Tim Ngo
May 3rd, 2010

Following reports that Canadian fighter David Loiseau sold his share of MMA promotion, XMMA, to individuals who had ties to the mob – the UFC had decided to remove him from this weekend’s UFC 113 event in Montreal.

Now that “The Crow” has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the The Régie des Alcools, des Courses et des Jeux (Quebec’s athletic commission), the UFC has assigned him to face Mario Miranda at UFC 115.

Paul Lazenby, a Canadian journalist, reported that Vancouver Athletic Commission Chairman Mirko Mladenovic had contacted the UFC’s V.P. of Regulatory Affairs, Marc Ratner, and gave Loiseau the go-ahead to compete at UFC 115 in Vancouver.

This will be Loiseau’s first fight in the UFC since his embarrassing loss to Ed Herman at UFC 97

Best known for being UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre’s training partner, Loiseau will look to get his UFC career back on track after losing his last three inside the Octagon. He holds a 19-9 record overall.

Miranda is looking to bounce back from his first pro loss after coming up short against Gerald Harris at “UFC Fight Night 21.”

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