Rick Story has had an interesting ride thus far inside the octagon.
He made his promotional debut back at UFC 99, where he was overwhelmed by John Hathaway. He rebounded however, racking up an impressive six consecutive wins, including victories over Johny Hendricks and Thiago Alves.
All that wonderful momentum however, disappeared in the blink of an eye, when he met unknown Charlie Brenneman at UFC Live 4.
Story entered the bout a significant favorite; most pundits picked the durable Story to steamroll Brenneman. That however was not in the cards, as Charlie utilized excellent timing, footwork and takedowns to cruise to a relatively easy unanimous victory.
It appears Rick Story is primed to erase that memory, and heâ€™s got an opponent in mind, â€œ"Dong Hyun Kim," Story informed MMAjunkie.com. "I think it will solidify that the last fight was kind of a fluke, and it would [rebuild] some of that lost momentum."
Kim himself will be looking to rebound from a brutal knockout loss at the hands (and knees) of Carlos Condit at UFC 132.
Story is hoping for a UFC 139 date (Nov. 19), and I for one, am in complete agreement.
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