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Rick Story retires from MMA at age 34

Rick Story (21-10-0), the UFC welterweight veteran who recently moved over to the Professional Fighters League (PFL), took to his social media accounts to announce his retirement on Nov. 8.

Story, 34, grew up in Tacoma, Washington and graduated from Southern Oregon with a degree in health education. He also wrestled, placing runner-up in the 2006 NAIA National Championship. He joined the UFC in 2007 and went 12-8-0 in a nine year run. He earned a submission of the night award at UFC 103 in 2009.

“The Horror” suffered several significant injuries in his career, including a fractured ankle, and a damaged meniscus of the knee.

In July, Story joined the PFL, going 2-1-0. His last bout was a loss in the playoff quarterfinal to Handesson Ferreira.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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