Usually, losing consecutive fights means you're already getting in line for the firing squad.
This is not the case with Rick Story, though, who recently revealed that he signed a fresh four-fight contract with the UFC, despite his recent skid.
That includes a loss to Martin Kampmann at UFC 139: "Shogun vs. Henderson" this past Sat., Nov. 19, 2011, in San Jose, California. Story seemed a tad uninspired during the contest, a stark contrast to his usual aggressive style.
As it turns out, he was dealing with a few problems that prevented him from going balls to the wall:
"I wanted to apologize to all of my fans for my last performance. I ruptured my bursa sack and tore my meniscus in the second round. I lost all strength and made it difficult to fight. But I just signed a new 4 fight contract with the UFC so be ready for me to fight again soon!"
His claims are interesting, considering he was only given a 60 day suspension from the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) with the reason given being a "chin laceration."
Before losing his last two fights, Story was on the verge of breaking into the top five of the welterweight division. Apparently, UFC brass are high on his potential and believe he'll climb right back out of this hole he's crawled into.
Anyone got any ideas in mind for a good rebound fight when he's healthy again?
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