Rick Story: Mike Pierce is like a crazy ex-girlfriend, story is BULLS---

source: thehorrorstory

Last week, UFC welterweight Mike Pierce told a story about Rick Story brutally beating on a rookie MMA fighter under orders from coach Pat White, at the Brave Legion gym where he used to train.

Now Story responds.

What Mike Pierce said about me hitting Abel when he was on a knee saying stop is BULL SHIT. 

Abel wasn't some random person off the street either. At the time he was 1-1 as a professional and had been training with us for 3 months. He was a four-time All-American for William Penn college in Iowa and actually beat me at nationals my first match my junior year at Southern Oregon University.

What Mike also decided to forget to say is how many times Abel had tapped him that week in training (I think 2 by guillotine).  What Mike also forgot to admit was how well Abel did in sparring against Brad Blackburn (at the time current UFC welterweight).  Abel was new to our team but not new to the sport and not a poor defenseless kid.

Abel did have Vertigo and had taken time off.  Pat would not let him sparr without a doctors note saying he was cleared.  I had talked with Abel before the session and asked him how his Vertigo was doing, he said he was cleared but to be safe I told him I would only throw body shots. 

We do sparr hard at BRAVE LEGION but not stupid.  I would never hit anyone that was telling me stop. Anyway we have a rule too, if someone is rocked drop the intensity down to 10% and only throw to the body so your partner can recover to continue and we don't fall into the habit of stopping when someone is close to being finished.

Pat would never encourage the continuance of hitting someone that says stop.  Anyone that has half a brain would realize this wouldn't be something that could be kept secret for very long. How come this sounds like an isolated incident? Probably because it's a lie. 

If it happened before it wouldn't be something you could contain.  Anyone that knows me would agree that I am not that kind of a person, and I am confident when I say this.  Mike and Pat were never friends, Mike had been kicked off our team before because he wasn't a team player and it was just a fact their personalities clashed.

The only reason we let Mike back on the team is because I told Pat I wanted him as a practice partner.  I never not got along with Mike but he wasn't the kind of person that I would like to go hang out with I personally though Mike was very self-centered and selfish and had a huge ego. 

As far as me being brain washed its far from the case.  I am friends with Pat, we hang out and do things all the time and I cannot say the same for when Mike was on our team.  I decided to invest in our gym BRAVE LEGION and have been running strong with our team ever since.

Pat is an awesome coach a great friend and only has our team's best interest in mind. I listen to Pats coaching and don't think listening to my coach is a bad thing. Pats coaching has brought Mike and myself to the UFC in a short period of time.

Supposedly I am brain washed because I am still listening to my coach who got me into the UFC after ten months of training and working with my business partner to make sure my investment and my team succeeds. If this is brain washed well I guess I am guilty. 

I am a college graduate, spent 8 years in the National Guard and was a Platoon Leader for almost two years.  I make my own decisions but work as a teammate with my coach and business partner Pat White bottom line,  and because Mike is not a team player he probably wouldn't understand this concept.

This all happened around the time when Mike was preparing for his fight with Julio Paulino.  I helped him train for this fight just like most of his other ones.  He came out of that fight with a little bruise on his cheek and no other damage.  I was not there but Pat had talked with Mike and said "since you didn't take any damage we are going to need you to be back in the gym on Monday to help Ricky for his fight in three weeks."

Mike no-shows for an entire week.  Pat and myself tried to call but typical non-team player he was he didn't answer his phone.  Mike shows up on the following Tuesday I believe weighing almost 200lbs.  Pat told Mike he needed to be at 190lb. training weight to be a good practice partner for me. Mike came in the next day weighing only a pound lighter, Pat told him it was the last time he could train if he wasn't going to make weight because he needed to be at a realistic weight for me. Pat told him to not show up until he was.  Well that was the end, Mike never came back.

Mike did leave a letter to Pat thanking him for all of the training and stating he would like to come back and spar from time to time but our team was not a good fit for him.  It left a bad taste in my mouth just for the fact that I helped him train for his fight and he decided to bail and not be a team player in my most crucial weeks of training for a fight.

These are some of the reasons why Pat and me didn't want Mike on our team anymore.  Mike and one of our teammates were told to go do a specific workout on the track and to do it with each other to help push themselves.  Mike ends up taking his girlfriend to the track worked out by himself and left our car-less teammate who lived less then two minutes away high and dry to find his own way to the track. When confronted his response was something along the lines of him not being responsible for our teammate which I believe is really messed up. 

Pat told me about a time when they were at the airport and there was a lady on the ground crying looking through the contents of her dumped bag for a passport or something and Mike pointed and was laughing at her, what if something was seriously wrong with her? 

There was one time when Mike came into the practice room and told Pat and Me that his girlfriends child was retarded and locked the kid in the room because he was getting annoyed and then laughed. 

These are isolated events that stick out in my mind but know there are tons more, but all of these hopefully paint a little bit of a picture of what kind of a person Mike is behind the interview questions or cameras.

There were numerous times in person and in interviews where Mike has said this is an individual sport, just like wrestling which justifies how he acts.  Try training for a fight on a desert island by yourself Mike. 

Mike has been at Team Quest and when he came to our team seemed to have countless bad things to say about Matt Linland and Robert Follis and how it sucked so bad there. It just seems like he is doing the same to us at BRAVE LEGION now. 

Mike is obviously trying to maliciously affect our gym and my career by telling lies about Pat and Myself.  He seems like a crazy ex-girlfriend that tries to make their ex-boyfriends life miserable.

I don't intend on having an Internet battle just giving my side to everyone.  I have read the forums and I am seriously amazed at some of the things people say only hearing one side.  Hopefully this evens things out a little bit and gets read by a lot of people.  I did laugh about the all of the soul patch comments though.

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Dmoney35 site profile image  

4/9/12 7:07 PM by Dmoney35

The recent news makes pierce sound more reliable when the guy he was talking about gets in a fight at his own place lol. On a big fight night makes the whole place look stupid. Teaching all those students tons of discipline I'm sure.

motodj site profile image  

4/8/12 6:30 AM by motodj

Oh cool story bro, you've obviously never fought Thiago Alves.

Dmoney35 site profile image  

4/5/12 9:19 AM by Dmoney35

Oh hai Rick u mad?

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4/4/12 3:19 PM by TripVersion01

In my personal experience, Mike Pierce is a stand up guy. If the story is true or not, no idea.

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4/4/12 3:13 PM by KevinMcAllister

 Please don't be older than 13.

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4/4/12 3:08 PM by Drhydro

motodj you are retarded please dont post here again do take you single post back to sherdog.I remember on the ultimate fighter one of the coaches wouldnt get off one of the students when the student kept telling him he was done.I dont think Alves beat story but Story did lose alot of fans that night for good reasons for months talking how he has the best pace in the sport whats Alves gonna do when hes punching him in the face but I just remember 2 rounds of cage pressing like a bitch and him getting picked apart in the third.Most of all Story seems very defensive in his article which to me sounds guilty as shit all he does is bad mouth Pierce and avoid the actual story of what happened.Both these fighters are not champion material and I could not care less about this here say drama.

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4/4/12 3:06 PM by 1 pt Fuhrer 1 pt Pope

Just a correction, not being a dick. Rick said they bring it down TO %10, not down %10. huge difference with a guy like that.

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4/4/12 2:36 PM by motodj

You guys are retards... that Mike pierce douche just sounds sketch as fuck... like wtf is he talking about no fucking UFC fighter would go and beat a kid to a pulp if he was yelling stop... that's RIDICULOUS!!!! That's ILLLLLEGAL first off.. second he would lose his job so fast if that were true, nobody in their right mind would do that. And cut weight??? He FIGHTS 170 LBS... and he was 30 LBS heavier the next week after his fight... most 170 lb fighters all walk around and are expected to stay at about 190 lbs, gaining 30 lbs in a week is fatass status, that's not asking him to CUT WEIGHT, it's asking him to not be a fat piece of shit... what kind of bitch pussy wouldn't come in and help the guy that just helped him prepare for a fight he whooped ass and got no damage from... you little pussy bitch dumbasses, wouldn't want any of you on any of my teams ever. Wtf are you talking about "idk who to believe?" That guy is a fucking looney toon you guys are high asses. You guys are probably idiots who think Alves shoulda won too huh? Dumbfucks!! Story would shit out mike pierce's brains.

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2/26/12 10:52 PM by Jose Aldo Junior Dos Santos

 TTT'ing this thread because of the Bendo/ Edgar fight last night Rogan mentioned during the second round that Efrain Escudero actually cut down to and maintained a weight of 165 during Bendo's training camp for Edgar, to better emulate Edgar. For those of you who wondered why someone would be asked to be a certain weight/cut weight when they weren't in their own training camp....looks like it's not wholly uncommon.

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11/30/11 7:13 PM by time traveling 12er

You have to consider that according to Peirce this wasn't a normal thing. It sounds like the coach was frustrated with the noob and had Story go code red on him because of that. Not that they just beat up people all the time.