David Loiseau refused permission to fight due to links to organised crime reversed (Updated)

As reported earlier this week David “The Crow” Loiseau was refused licencing to compete at UFC 113 next month by the Montreal, Quebec commission, the reason surprisingly, is his links with organised crime in the region.

It appears the Montreal, Quebec commission reversed their decision not to grant Loiseau a licence to fight, although it won’t be in time for UFC 113.

Sources close to the Canadian have indicated he is currently negotiating with the UFC over a future fight with the organization.

Loiseau, speaking via his Facebook page, said:

“10 years of my life to the sport of MMA. Opened doors for Quebec fighters, put Quebec on the map, helped built the sport in Quebec. Now the Quebec commission won’t let me fight… UNACCEPTABLE.”

Joe Ferraro of Sportsnet Canada, reports:

“Sources tell me that Loiseau is on some sort of invisible suspension list, stemming back to when he sold his previous MMA promotion, ‘XMMA’. He had apparently decided that his fighting career should be his priority and walked away after the sale. When it was all said and done, those who took over the organization were allegedly involved with organized crime.”

“Loiseau has maintained that once he left the company, he was unaware of what the organization began doing and that he was no longer a decision maker for XMMA. In essence, what they did was their business – he was focusing on returning to the UFC.

“But although only one party was charged after the organization folded, many of those who fought, worked or were literally around XMMA, have felt the brunt of the QAC’s iron-fisted approach to doing business.

“Fighters were questioned about their involvement, with many apparently being threatened that they would never be licensed again if they didn’t ‘answer questions’.

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