Rick Story the Bully?

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FlashyG
11/23/11 10:22:26PM
Story from former training partner MIke Pierce.


"This kid drove all the way from Iowa. He was a wrestler, a wrestler looking to be an MMA guy, he hardly didn't have any experience, out to Vancouver, WA to learn how to fight. And you know, Pat was getting frustrated with him because he was doing what beginners do when they get beat on by a guy that's really experienced, you know. He was covering up, backing away, putting his his head down. Typical beginner-like stuff. And he (Pat) was getting frustrated, so he told myself and Ricky just to go in there and knock this guy out. That's not what you do to teammates, man. There's a time and a place for that, but in the training room? That's probably a little far. ...

I refused to do it, and I went in there and sparred like you're supposed to spar. And Ricky went in there and just starts wailing on the guy. And keep in mind that this kid had already had some sort of a head trauma anyway, where he was having vertigo issues. He would sleep and lay in his bed at night and look at the ceiling and it would spin. Okay, obviously there was some sort of a head trauma with the guy. And then, Ricky goes in there and starts wailling on this guy.

Now you know, we're just boxing. It's just boxing sparring. So the guy takes a knee after taking a few nasty shots. Takes a knee with one hand on his head and the other one waving off saying 'Hold on, hold on, my head', and then you know, Pat's all over saying 'F**k it, keeping hitting him'. So Ricky grabs him by the back of the head and starts uppercutting him in the face, like that's okay?...and I was just shaking my head, like, you gotta be f**king kidding me man."



Audio and Bloodyelbow Article.

Take with a grain of salt as its a personal account of someone who has a grudge against the trainer in question. After all there is 2 sides to every story.

If true though, Story is kind of a dick.
jae_1833
11/23/11 11:00:54PM
Dick move yeah, but remember how young and new Story is to this. He's not an old salt like Patch Militec, and that guy has a lot of influence over an impressional youth like Story who is caught up on being the next big thing in the UFC. The incredible lack of leadership on Pat's part is far more to blame IMO. I see these problems sometimes in the military and while both are to blame the leaders is always held more accountable, and rightfully so.
Oh, and also your right....there is two sides to every story, for all we know Patch may be teaching the guy that with his condition there really is no place for him in this sports which may be a very valuable lesson to the man in questions.
Twenty20Dollars
11/23/11 11:00:59PM
Pat White and Story seem like dick's.
Geoffo
11/23/11 11:12:02PM
There are two sides to everything but I doubt Pierce has the time to make up bullshit about his former teammates. You can't justify bullying...

If Pat White and Rick Story did do those things... Wow. You don't treat a new guy like that, you don't treat anyone like that, especially someone with head trauma. I don't care if Rick was following orders from Pat White, that's uncalled for. I hope this story isn't true, if it is, fuck 'em. Karma will eventually get em.

Who's this Pat White prick? Probably a good reason no one knows him, bully.

Sorry don't mean to bash, just do not like bullying.
FlashyG
11/23/11 11:14:04PM

Posted by jae_1833

Dick move yeah, but remember how young and new Story is to this. He's not an old salt like Patch Militec, and that guy has a lot of influence over an impressional youth like Story who is caught up on being the next big thing in the UFC. The incredible lack of leadership on Pat's part is far more to blame IMO. I see these problems sometimes in the military and while both are to blame the leaders is always held more accountable, and rightfully so.
Oh, and also your right....there is two sides to every story, for all we know Patch may be teaching the guy that with his condition there really is no place for him in this sports which may be a very valuable lesson to the man in questions.



Wrong Pat!
not Miletich, but Pat White, head trainer for Brave Legion Gym.
FlashyG
11/23/11 11:15:47PM
I'd respect Mike Pierce a hell of a lot more if he had done something to stop the assault rather than just keep the story to tell on a radio show.
BuffaloDave
11/23/11 11:17:25PM
If it is true, then why didn't Pierce get in there and help the kid out as Story was putting it to him, especially after he took a knee.
Geoffo
11/23/11 11:33:48PM

Posted by FlashyG

I'd respect Mike Pierce a hell of a lot more if he had done something to stop the assault rather than just keep the story to tell on a radio show.



Yah, makes no sense to me.
ThaAxeMurderer7
11/23/11 11:36:23PM
Hey guys, this is Bloody Elbow. Just keep that in mind.
Geoffo
11/23/11 11:37:37PM

Posted by ThaAxeMurderer7

Hey guys, this is Bloody Elbow. Just keep that in mind.



Whats your point?
Sorry I don't follow Bloody Elbow.
Budgellism
11/23/11 11:41:03PM

Posted by Geoffo


Posted by ThaAxeMurderer7

Hey guys, this is Bloody Elbow. Just keep that in mind.



Whats your point?
Sorry I don't follow Bloody Elbow.



Most of the writers are garbage
Geoffo
11/23/11 11:42:36PM

Posted by Budgellism


Posted by Geoffo


Posted by ThaAxeMurderer7

Hey guys, this is Bloody Elbow. Just keep that in mind.



Whats your point?
Sorry I don't follow Bloody Elbow.



Most of the writers are garbage



Oh okay, understandable.
BuffaloDave
11/23/11 11:45:14PM

Posted by Budgellism


Posted by Geoffo


Posted by ThaAxeMurderer7

Hey guys, this is Bloody Elbow. Just keep that in mind.



Whats your point?
Sorry I don't follow Bloody Elbow.



Most of the writers are garbage



Exactly why I stay away from there, plus they will run with every little rumor that seems to come up. It's almost like they cover some WWE wrestling.
FlashyG
11/23/11 11:49:10PM

Posted by ThaAxeMurderer7

Hey guys, this is Bloody Elbow. Just keep that in mind.



They re-reported it.

The story comes right from Pierce's mouth on the joe show radio show, the audio is included in the bloodyelbow article as well.
tcunningham
11/23/11 11:59:28PM
i have heard many stories about shit like that going on in gyms. the trainers think they are making the new guy hard but realistically they are doing more harm than good. at my gym all of the fighters are friends and teammates including our coach. we are there to get better and make each other better not pull some shit like in this interview.
DeadHead988
11/24/11 12:09:09AM
Too bad I liked Story. If this is legit, Story's a tool and Pat's an even bigger tool.
warglory
11/25/11 2:25:53PM
What's insane about this, is that they treat Pat White like he is their boss, when in reality, instructors are working for YOU. These fighters pay trainers, they are not sensei's. I think it's BS when people treat these guys like they are superior, they are being hired by you to train them for good money, don't bow before them like are some underlying. If I was the guy getting beat on and someone gave orders to punch my head in without me knowing how to properly defend myself, I'd tell the guy where to stick it, and walk out the door. The dude just lost a student, but this kid is probably too young and impressionable to realize that he is the power broker in the scenario (if indeed he is actually paying White, and not there as a charity case so to speak).

Show respect and an aptitude to learn, which is what every student should do, but some of these guys take this relationship too far imo.
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