Rick Story is a great athlete and mixed martial artist. Rick Story was a professional mixed martial artist from 2007 to 2018. Rick is a member of the United States National Guard who knows when to serve his country and when to pursue his passion.
Rick also worked on submission grappling with a friend after college, and he concentrated solely on his MMA career.
Rick has fought in 21 MMA fights throughout the course of his eleven-year professional career, winning 21 and losing 10.
Childhood & Family
On August 24, 1984, Rick Story was born in Tacoma, Washington, United States.
Rick developed into a smart and powerful guy as a result of early family problems.
His parents split when he was three, and he grew up with his older sister and grandma.
As a result, there is little information about his parents and sister.
Rick needed to find a career that could meet his financial needs because he didn’t have much financial support from his family.
The reason he took up wrestling at such a young age.
‘The Horror’ lived in Spanaway, Washington, with his grandmother and sister Elizabeth before embarking on his MMA career.
He attended Bethel High School in Spanaway and wrestled there.
Rick excelled at football as well as wrestling. Rick’s passion for wrestling grew after he graduated from high school.
Story picked Southern Oregon University in Oregon for his post-secondary education, where he resumed wrestling.
He finished second in the NAIA National Championships in 2006. He became more committed in his MMA ambition after that.
Similarly, during his sophomore year, he received jiu-jitsu instruction from a friend. After college, Story pursued an MMA career full-time.
Horoscope, Age, and Body Measurement
Last August, Rick Story turned 37 years old. His horoscope also happens to be Virgo.
This zodiac sign is known for being practical, grounded, and perfectionist.
Rick also has a toned, slim figure, weighing 77 kg and standing 5 feet and 10 inches tall.
Rick’s well-kept body assisted him in achieving his goals. Prior to MMA, he competed in wrestling.
Facts of Rick Story
|Full Name||Rick Thomas Story|
|Birth Date||August 28, 1984|
|Birth Place||Tacoma, Washington, United States|
|Nick Name||The Horror|
|Education||Bethel High School, Southern Oregon University|
|Father’s Name||Not Available|
|Mother’s Name||Not Available|
|Age||37 years old|
|Body Measurement||Not Available|
|Profession||Professional Mixed Martial Artist|
|Net Worth (2021)||$1 million or more|
|Social Media||Twitter, Instagram, Facebook|
|Last Update||May, 2022|
|UFC Merch||Gloves, Shorts, Action Figure|
Rick Story has an estimated net worth of $1 million or more.
Even though Rick looks like a simple and down-to-earth guy, he must have acquired a handsome amount of money to give him a decent life.
Mixed Martial Arts Training
Story discussed how he got serious about his MMA career in one of the interviews. While coaching high school wrestling, Rick became increasingly interested in mixed martial arts.
Rick’s growing interest in MMA led to his interest in the UFC, where he believes he could easily make money as a fighter.
Rick, on the other hand, admitted that making the decision was difficult for him at the moment. He could either join the army and wrestle for them, or he could join the army and not wrestle.
He made the decision to continue on active service and pursue athletics. Rick also attended a combative training from Dave Hagen, an Oregon-based teacher.
As Rick was willing to train full-time, Dave referred him to Pat, who would open a new gym for him.
Fortunately, Pat invited Story to join his fight team only a week before he graduated from college.
Transferring to the UFC
Wrestling and MMA were merely a way for Rick to keep occupied and have some fun at times.
When it came to UFC, it became a way of remaining in shape and taking on a challenge whenever the opportunity presented itself.
Rick stated that he enjoyed the idea of remaining prepared for UFC fights, and that once the opportunity is gone, it is gone forever.
Rick also stated that he fought nine times in nine months while waiting for something significant to happen.
No one was prepared to fight Rick at the time, but his trainer Pat assisted him in reaching the Ultimate Fight Championship.
Record in UFC
When Story was ultimately accepted into the UFC, he immediately signed a four-fight agreement.
Rick made his MMA debut on UFC 99 Franklin vs. Silva, which took place on June 13, 2009 in Germany. He faced John Hathaway in his first match.
Rick won his second fight with Brian Foster via arm-triangle choke submission at UFC 103, despite losing his previous bout by unanimous decision.
Rick also won awards such as Submission of the Night and Fight of the Night. On January 11, 2010, Story defeated Jesse Lennox at UFC Fight Night 20.
Following the first contract, UFC made a crucial choice by signing Story to a new four-fight contract.
A new deal with the UFC
Rick faced Nick Osipczak in his first bout after signing a new deal at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi; Story won a split decision.
His achievements did not end there. Story defeated Dustin Hazelett in the second round of UFC 117 on August 7, 2010.
In December, Rick fought Johny Hendricks and won a unanimous decision.
Rick shouted like a lion after Hendricks and called out Thiago Alves, the previous number one contender.
Thiago accepted his challenge as well, and they fought on May 28, 2011, at UFC 130. Rick continued to make his best movements and won a unanimous decision over Alves.
Rick was defeated by Charlie Brenneman on June 26, 2011, after a string of victories. It was a unanimous decision, and Story suffered a humiliating setback.
He fought Martin Kampmann at UFC 139 in November of the same year, and the result was somewhat contentious, and it went against Rick.
Story had a mixed year in 2012, as he defeated Brock Jardine after Rick Attonito and Papy Abedi were forced to leave the contest due to injuries.
Rick battled Demian Maia at UFC 153 in October and lost by first-round submission. It was Story’s first submission loss.
Rick saw triumphs and losses in 2013. Rick had a fresh test in 2014 when he met Kelvin Gastelum, the Ultimate Fighter 17 winner.
He was unable to keep up with Kelvin and was defeated by a split decision. Rick then went on to defeat Leonardo Mafra and Gunner Nelson in July and October, respectively.
Rick, on the other hand, had a bad year in 2015. Due to a variety of unfortunate circumstances, he was unable to compete in any matches.
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The Return of Story in 2016
Rick returned to the ring on May 29, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 88, after an 18-month layoff, and defeated Tarec Saffiedine by unanimous decision.
After Saffiedine, Story fought Donald Cerrone at UFC 202 on August 20, 2016, and lost by technical knockout.
Retirement & PFL
Even though becoming a UFC champion was Rick’s ultimate dream, one cannot live in dreamland forever.
After losing against Donald Cerrone, Rick took two years off from fighting. During that time, Story contemplated becoming a firefighter and serving his community.
But his last defeat did not sit well with Rick, and he probably did not want to retire with a loss.
On March 12, 2018, the ambitious fighter announced that he had signed a contract with Professional Fighters League. He defeated Yuri Villefort via a unanimous decision.
Again, he fought Carlton Minus in August 2018 and won the bout via a rear-naked choke technical submission. Rick made his retirement decision with a win.
Finally, Story announced his official retirement on November 8, 2018, from professional fighting.
Almost everyone pursues something to stay entertained besides their main career.
This multi-talented phenomenon Story has its own list.
‘The Horror’ of the UFC ring, Rick enjoys music.
When asked what his favorite musical genre is, he answered, ‘Metal.’
Similarly, Rick likes to play video games in his leisure time.
Besides wrestling, Rick used to play football while at school.
Social Media Status
It looks like Rick Story tried to stay connected with his fans and followers when he was actively fighting and stopped connecting after retirement.
Rick has a Facebook, Twitter, and also Instagram account.
He even had a mySpace account a long time ago.
His Twitter has 59.1K followers, his Facebook has 8,876 followers and his Instagram has 985 followers.