Rick Story undergoes neck surgery, is out for at least three months

Rick Story was forced to pull out of a scheduled fight against Erick Silva recently, and it sounds as though he had good reason to. According to a report from UFC Tonight, Story was repeatedly experiencing "stingers" in his neck and one was so bad that it weakened his right arm, leading up to the Silva fight. That strength didn't come back in time, according to Story, so he pulled...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Neil Magny focusing on the present, on short notice

Neil Magny headed into UFC 190 earlier this month with a seven fight win streak and hopes of a title fight in the near future. He left the event with a submission loss to former world title challenger Demian Maia and his momentum stalled. Magny isn't happy with losing but the moment did give him opportunity to reflect. "Once the fight was over, there was nothing that I could have...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 74: “Blessed” to Head North

Sunday, the UFC heads north to Saskatoon for UFC Fight Night 74. The main event features featherweights Max Holloway (13-3) and Charles Oliveira (20-4, 1 NC). The co-main event is an interesting matchup between Neil Magny (15-5) and Erick Silva (18-5, 1 NC). Magny is a late replacement for Rick Story, who suffered an injury last week. Holloway is an exciting striker has good knockout...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Story out; Neil Magny now faces Erick Silva in Saskatoon

A change has been made to the upcoming UFC Fight Night co-main event in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan as Neil Magny replaces an injured Rick Story in the welterweight bout against Erick Silva on Aug. 23 in Canada. UFC officials confirmed the change on Tuesday. Story was expected to fight Silva back in June before visa problems presented several Brazilians from traveling into the United...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

With Rick Story Injured, Neil Magny Now Fights Erick Silva At UFC Fight Night 74

Less than two weeks out from UFC Fight Night 74 in Canada, Rick Story has been forced to pull out of his co-main event fight with Erick Silva due to an injury he suffered during training. As a result, Neil Magny will now step in on short notice to fight Silva and keep the main card intact. That’s potentially a risky move for Magny as he’s only 10 days removed from a second...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Gunnar Nelson drops then chokes out Brandon Thatch at UFC 189

Gunnar Nelson needed less than a round to bounce back from the first loss of his career as he put away Brandon Thatch with a knockdown before finishing with a rear-naked choke. Nelson fell to Rick Story in his previous fight, which led many to wonder if this highly-touted Icelandic prospect was more hype than reality. For the past few months, Nelson has been a mainstay in North America...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 189 offers much more than two title fights

  With the UFC’s seemingly endless stream of top-heavy events, and the spotlight squarely focused on both of this weekend’s title fights at UFC 189, it’s been easy to look past what remains of a card that could easily wind up as the year’s best. That’s right, this card is as close as it comes to guaranteed entertainment folks. And while the sport’s leading promotion...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Erick Silva vs. Rick Story Co-Headlines UFC Fight Night Saskatoon

Erick Silva vs. Rick Story has found a new home. On Wednesday, it was announced the 170-pounders will no co-headline UFC Fight Night Saskatoon on August 23. The two were originally slated to collide this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 70 in Florida, but Silva was unable to secure a visa in time to gain entry into America. Silva has won three of his last four bouts, including two straight...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 70 Card Ravaged Due To Visa Issues

Next weekend’s UFC Fight night 70 event in Florida has been hit hard due to unexpected Visa issues that has resulted in no less than 12 fighters being forced off the card. The issue stems not from anything the UFC has done, but rather a technical problem with the Visa system itself that has resulted in it being temporarily taken offline, leaving the promotion needing to make major...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Visa issues require massive changes to UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Romero

Visa issues have forced the UFC to make major changes to the upcoming UFC Fight Night card in Hollywood, Fla. with several bouts cancelled including the co-main event between Rick Story and Erick Silva. According to a release from the UFC on Friday, "an issue affecting the Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs visa system and a technical problem with the Consular Consolidated...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Rick “The Horror” Story Win The Carlos Condit Sweepstakes?

A whirlwind of well-placed elbows, punches, knees and kicks had battered Thiago Alves so badly last Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 67 that the cage side physician called for the fight to be stopped at the end of the second round. That whirlwind of bones and flesh came courtesy of Carlos Condit. Condit, once the interim UFC welterweight champion, was making his return to the Octagon...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Lyoto Machida Vs Yoel Romero To Headline TUF Brazil 4 Finale

A major middleweight fight between Lyoto Machida and Yoel Romero is set to headline the TUF Brazil 4 Finale in Florida on June 27th. as a result, the previously announced headliner for the show between Rick Story and Erick Silva will now move to the co-main event slot on the card. Machida is coming off a second round submission loss to Luke Rockhold at UFC On FOX 15 last month. ...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Lyoto Machida and Yoel Romero Now Headline UFC Fight Night 70

Sorry, Erick Silva and Rick Story, you no longer get top billing at UFC Fight Night 70. On Friday, the UFC announced a middleweight shootout between former top contender Lyoto Machida (pictured) and Yoel Romera will now headline the June 27 event. Silva and Story now serve as the night’s co-featured attraction. That’s not the only change the card will undergo. Instead of taking...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Story

UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Story When: June 27th, 2015 Where: Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil How: TBD Who: “TUF: Brazil 4″ bantamweight tournament final “TUF: Brazil 4″ lightweight tournament final Steve Bosse vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos Lorenz Larkin vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio Erick Silva vs. Rick Story
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

John Hathaway Meets Gunnar Nelson at UFC 189

On Wednesday, a welterweight affair between John Hathaway (pictured) and Gunnar Nelson was added to UFC 189. The UFC announced the scrap via Twitter. The July 11 event takes place inside MGM Grand Garden Arean in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both 170-pounders will be looking to bounce back from disappointing outings. Hathaway found himself on the wrong end of a highlight reel KO when he ate...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Gunnar Nelson shows off awesome Fedor Emelianenko mug

UFC welterweight Gunnar “Gunni” Nelson was sent back to the drawing board after a five round unanimous decision loss to perennial contender Rick Story just two weeks ago at UFC Fight Night 53 in Stockholm, Sweden. While some fighters would sulk after such a tough loss, Nelson got right back on the horse, training at SBG Ireland in hopes of redeeming himself whenever he is given...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Imagine this: Things we wish would have happened in the UFC

They say hindsight is always 20/20, that upon reflection we can look back and determine that a better course of action could have been taken in any given situation.  This goes for fighting as well but not the actual action that takes place in the cage.  There are plenty of situations that happen before and after the fights that make me look back and say 'imagine if this had happened...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 54 in glorious slow-motion (Video)

The UFC held an international doubleheader this past weekend featuring a plethora of consequential bouts in the Welterweight division. Early on in the day, Rick Story defeated rising prospect Gunnar Nelson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 53. Later on in the evening, in the main event of UFC Fight Night 54, Rory MacDonald solidified his spot as the No. 1 Welterweight contender...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighters of the Week

  Luke Irwin: 1. Rory MacDonald: Looked fantastic in giving Saffiedine a TKO loss and cemented a top contender spot. 2. Rick Story: Proved most of us wrong in a fantastic effort against nasty grappler Gunnar Nelson, giving him his first pro loss. 3. Jhonny Gonzalez: Retained his WBC Featherweight strap with a stoppage win over fellow veteran scrapper Jorge Arce. 4. Rances Barthelemy...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Brown and Mark Coleman talk GTS: gym, tan, shaving

When you get top five ranked welterweight Matt Brown and UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman in a room together, you just never know what might happen. On this week's podcast while discussing the recent shift in the welterweight division with Rory MacDonald and Rick Story winning, Brown responds with his thoughts on the fight and his return to action. Meanwhile, Coleman believes Brown...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Combat World

  (Welcome to another installment of Around the Combat World, where we chart what happened over the weekend from fighters you know or should know that performed away from your TV screen.) Albert Kraus defeated Miroslav Kvocka [R3 TKO] Cellestino Caballero lost to Adrian Estrella [UD] Jhonny Gonzalez defeated Jorge Arce [R11 TKO] Brian Rose defeated Ignacio Lucero Fraga [UD] Ricky...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Morning Matchmaker: Rory MacDonald should wait for a UFC title shot

Rory MacDonald finished Tarec Saffiedine in a masterful performance. Does he get a title shot next? Rick Story quieted the Gunnar Nelson hype. Is he anything more than a gatekeeper now? Raphael Assuncao won his seventh fight in a row. Can the man get a title shot? We'll try to answer all these questions and more below. RORY MacDONALD As usual, MacDonald had the winning gameplan and...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Hit List: The Top 5 moments from UFC Fight Night Sweden & Halifax

Two events. Two countries. Four important welterweights. The UFC held cards in both Stockholm, Sweden and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on Saturday with a plethora of interesting fights dotting each card. Two big 170-pound bouts -- Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine and Gunnar Nelson vs. Rick Story -- were the respective headliners. Somehow, we'll attempt to narrow down the best...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 53 Results: Story upsets Nelson, Holloway beats down Corassani

The Story of the night in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday was certainly the five round main event that saw Rick Story emerge victorious over Icelandic up and comer Gunnar Nelson via a strange split decision that at least gave the right man the victory. Although Nelson did keep true to his trademark stoicism throughout the 25 minute contest, we did see him slow, and show some holes...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s next for UFC Stockholm’s Rick Story after upsetting Gunnar Nelson?

The MMA story of a certain southpaw out of Washington who goes by the nickname of “The Horror” has been a very interesting one to follow over the years. Aside from the greatest welterweight of all-time, he’s the only other man who holds a win over our current 170 lbs. champion; he’s gone 5-5 over his last 10 fights since beating Thiago Alves and now, at 18-8 after at least...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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