david the crow loiseauAs we first broke news of David “The Crow” Loiseau’s return to the UFC at 97, the buzz surrounding his match with Ed Herman has grown as the event approaches.

Among those taking note of the opportunity in front of Loiseau, should he make this upcoming fight a victory, is UFC President Dana White.

“Loiseau, he’s another one of my favorites. I love that kid. He’s such a nice guy. He went through a streak there in the UFC where he wasn’t really letting it all go and got some losses. Ed Herman’s a tough son of a bitch, man. Ed Herman’s mean, nasty and tough. If Loiseau can get by him, he deserves to be back in the UFC…. This guy trains with GSP, he’s talented as hell. He can kick, he can punch, he’s good on the ground. It’s just like he wasn’t letting it go for some reason. He’s still young, he’s in his prime. So we’ll see. Herman’s a mean bastard, man. If he can get through Herman, he’s back.” – The Canadian Press

I’m with Dana on this one, as David’s always been someone I enjoy watching. He’s a good guy in and out of the cage, and his training with GSP at Tri Star will be huge in potentially toppling Ed Herman. Both fighters have their careers on the line here, and the bout will take place in David’s own Canadian backyard.