Former T.U.F.'er who was cut gets chance to fight on big stage
Sometimes it can be a good thing to fall through the cracks.
After his experience on the Ultimate Fighting Championship's third season of
Surfacing a year later in smaller shows, Hutcherson has been allowed the opportunity to sharpen his skills and become a true MMA veteran in the process without the pressures of performing on a Pay-Per-View stage.
Remaining undefeated since suffering his loss to Fioravanti, he appears ready to take a step back up into the big leagues of MMA, starting with a main event match-up with fellow former UFC fighter
"I feel this is going to be great," said Hutcherson of his opportunity to face Loiseau.
"I've admired David Loiseau from afar. He's one of the first fighters I took note of in the UFC and I'm honored to fight him."
He feels that his style matches up with the unique skills Loiseau brings to a fight.
"He's more of an all-out striker, and he's got a lot of tricks on the ground; but I feel my straight forward style will kind of blast through that," stated Hutcherson.
"To kick you have to be on one leg, and takedowns are kind of my thing, so I'm going to capitalize on that as much as possible."
Should he add Loiseau's name to his list of victories, it could only be a matter of time until Hutcherson finds himself back in the bigger MMA shows.
According to him however, it's not a motivating factor for Sept. 13.
"I'm looking at this (like) all fights," he admitted. "I'm a fighter; I like to fight some of the best competition out there, that's all I'm looking at this for.
"I like to fight and I like to fight guys who can fight, and prove to myself and fans that I'm progressing the way I should be. If that means getting back into the UFC, great, then that's just a bonus."
"Before I got any exposure on
"I was an avid wrestler and was always good at ground and pounding -- but now it's at another level. Adding the footwork, striking, kicks, knees and elbows of my own, I'm a wellspring of knowledge that I didn't have before; now I'm itching to put it to use."
Come Sept. 13 against Loiseau, Hutcherson could take a step back to the limelight, but first and foremost, he's focused on the task at hand.