Story wants top ten opponent next

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Before a controversial decision to Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks had only been beaten by one man: Rick Story. Since that win over Hendricks Story has gone 3-4, putting himself out of title contention, but he believes he’s ready again for a top ten opponent:

“I want to fight anyone in the top-10,” Story told MMAjunkie Radio. “I just want to get back in the top-10 of the world.”

Fortunately for story, UFC 167 was a fight card that featured five welterweight bouts, meaning there’s no shortage of potential opponents running on a similar fight schedule.

One fighter who did catch Story’s eye after his preliminary card victory was Tyron Woodley, a former Strikeforce title challenger who earned the “Knockout of the Night” against Josh Koscheck on the pay-per-view.

“I’d fight Woodley,” Story said. “I just care to fight someone in the top-10.”

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