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Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018

Rick Story Explains Decision to Enter PFL $1 Million Tourney

Rick Story (photo via UFC.com)

By FCF Staff

Rick Story will return to the cage later this year, and he’ll do under the Professional Fighters League, as part of the promotion’s $1 million dollar, tournament.

The UFC veteran, who hasn’t fought since 2016, recently announced the news on “The MMA Hour”. While explaining his decision to sign with the PFL, and leave the UFC behind, Story said this (quote via MMA  Fighting):

“I’m just gonna say it’s worth my while,” Story said. “And stacking on top the format they have and being able to win that amount of money just by winning, it kind of suits my interest, because it’s performance-based. You win, you get paid more. You lose, you’re out. It’s just cut and dried.”

“Since things ended up not going my way [against Donald Cerrone], I was just kind of sidelined and wanted to wait for a better opportunity to become available and it finally came,” Story added. “It’s something I needed to move on and here we are.”

Prior to facing Cerrone, the welterweight had won three straight fights, which included wins over notable vets Tare Saffiedine and Gunnar Nelson.

The PFL competition is expected to get underway in June.

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