09-15-2012, 02:41 PM
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| | 'The Crow,' David Loiseau, ready to fly again following injury layoff
'The Crow,' David Loiseau, ready to fly again following injury layoff
'The Crow,' David Loiseau, ready to fly again following injury layoff | MMAjunkie.com
"After the Tachi Palace fight in February 2011, I tore my meniscus, and there were some complications during the camp for the next fight, which was in August 2011," Loiseau said. |
Surgery and rehab followed, and 20 months after he last set foot in the cage, Loiseau (20-10) is back to the grind. He meets Chris McNally (5-4) at CES MMA, which takes place Oct. 6 at Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, R.I.
"Now, I'm good, and I'm 100 percent," Loiseau said.
And Loiseau doesn't take the injury as a sign he's slowing down.
"I haven't even reached my peak yet, and the best years are yet to come in my MMA career," he said.
In his most recent appearance, Loiseau won the Tachi Palace Fights middleweight title when he earned a fifth-round TKO over Leopoldo Serao. That put him back on the right track after a disappointing showing against Mario Miranda at UFC 115, which ended in a second-round TKO and a pink slip from the industry-leader.
Since an exciting but ultimately unsuccessful bid at the UFC middleweight title in 2006, Loiseau repeatedly has come up short against top-ranked competition. Earlier in his career, his striking was considered among the best in the sport. Critics, however, say he doesn't use it while in the cage, appearing tentative in exchanges.
"Critics are always critics," Loiseau responded. "If you knock someone out, it's a fluke, and if you don't, you suck. There are always going to be critics. But one thing that's for sure is that I approach a fight strategically, and a lot of times, guys just want to take you down.
"If you look at my last UFC fights when I fought Miranda and Ed Herman, I jumped on them standing up, and they took my legs and took me down. When guys are desperate to take you down, it's not easy to just open up."
Loiseau said he's since taken the approach that by taking his time, he dictates when to attack opponents and ultimately keeps them off balance by not going straight for the jugular. While that might look like he's being tentative, it serves a purpose.
"You've got to be strategic with your approach," he said. "You can't just say I'm going to go out there and knock him out. If it was that easy, I'd be undefeated."
09-15-2012, 03:35 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
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I like the Crow, I hope he comes back and is agressive again, he just looks so tight when fighting lately, gooo Crow.
LW-Stout, Cerrone, Jim Miller
WW-GSP, Fitch, Goulet, Rory
HW-Carwin, Barry, Russow
classic - "this is the dumbest thing Ive ever heard. thats like me having a picture of Hitler posted, and saying "I dont believe in his politics, but I like to hear him talk" W.Silva>C.Norris
HOSS-Bork, you should spend more time brushing up on your MMA history, and less time complementing guys on how young their penises taste.
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