Rick Story wants to fight Jon Fitch after win over Thiago Alves

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Budgellism
5/29/11 7:37:02PM
Rick Story is no master of mathematics, he just knows that Alves + Fitch = title shot.

After a bruising victory over Thiago Alves, the number four ranked welterweight in the world, at UFC 130 last night (May 28, 2011) in Las Vegas, Story was asked who his next opponent should be.

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hashyandy4
5/29/11 8:37:23PM
im down 4 it, i was also thinking the winner of stun gun vs condit, but either way as a fan i like all those fights for the Horror Story
quezocrema0032
5/29/11 9:05:44PM
I'm saying this not because i'm caught up in the moment but because I honestly believe it but I think Story might be able to beat Fitch. Neither can take the other down I think and Story could open up and really throw bombs. Maybe steal a decision.
Budgellism
5/29/11 10:09:30PM
The fight makes a lot of sense. I say let it happen. If Story can beat Fitch he'll be a new title challenger (what's wrong with that).

As far as Alves goes, I'd love to see him fight BJ. My buddy and I have been talking about that fight since BJ last fought gsp.
hashyandy4
5/29/11 10:43:32PM

Posted by Budgellism

The fight makes a lot of sense. I say let it happen. If Story can beat Fitch he'll be a new title challenger (what's wrong with that).

As far as Alves goes, I'd love to see him fight BJ. My buddy and I have been talking about that fight since BJ last fought gsp.



Dude if that went down i would flip. I seriously agree with u more than anyone else on the playground
Budgellism
5/29/11 10:46:09PM

Posted by hashyandy4


Posted by Budgellism

The fight makes a lot of sense. I say let it happen. If Story can beat Fitch he'll be a new title challenger (what's wrong with that).

As far as Alves goes, I'd love to see him fight BJ. My buddy and I have been talking about that fight since BJ last fought gsp.



Dude if that went down i would flip. I seriously agree with u more than anyone else on the playground



Lol, great minds think alike my friend.
hashyandy4
5/29/11 10:51:39PM

Posted by Budgellism


Posted by hashyandy4


Posted by Budgellism

The fight makes a lot of sense. I say let it happen. If Story can beat Fitch he'll be a new title challenger (what's wrong with that).

As far as Alves goes, I'd love to see him fight BJ. My buddy and I have been talking about that fight since BJ last fought gsp.



Dude if that went down i would flip. I seriously agree with u more than anyone else on the playground



Lol, great minds think alike my friend.



That they do
tallica62
5/29/11 11:01:20PM
i think story can beat fitch too
prozacnation1978
5/29/11 11:13:48PM
I like it
Scratch the fitch vs penn fight. And have fitch fight story for next title shot
Chael_Sonnen
5/30/11 1:14:05AM
Forget Fitch, I would rather see Story vs Ellenberger II
Budgellism
5/30/11 1:20:56AM

Posted by Chael_Sonnen

Forget Fitch, I would rather see Story vs Ellenberger II



Didn't even think about that. Great fight.
SNAPNAPORTAP
5/30/11 6:54:36AM
Huge Fitch fan, from his hometown of Fort Wayne, but Story will beat him. Jon doesn't have the power in his hands to finish fights, and I def see this being a boxing match. I see Story winning by 2nd round KO, 3 min in.
Jekyll
5/30/11 8:01:46AM
i wouldn't mind seeing the fight, IMO Fitch is one of the more overrated fighters..
pmoney
5/30/11 10:19:35AM
No matter who Rick fights next, I want him to avoid taking bombs like he did in Round 3 against Alves. The Horror is definitely a young kid on the fast track, and in a sense it was good to see that not only can he take a shot, he can take multiple shots. He was hit with bombs that would've KO'ed many a man on the first punch. Story just hung in there, unmoved.

I wouldn't mind if he went another dozen fights before being hit like that again. You want to preserve that chin. Keep taking punches like that in your fights, and in a couple years that iron jaw will be melted down.

For the record, I like the match-up suggestions everyone is throwing around! Story-Ellenberger 2 would be great! I also forgot they fought before. With wins over Ellenberger and Johnny Hendricks, Story is definitely looking like the top 170 pound prospect right now. He needs a big name in his next bout. Fitch, Penn, Kos, someone!
Franklinfan47
5/30/11 1:01:38PM
FYI- Story's training partner Mike Pierce put a good beating on Fitch before getting outworked in the later rounds. Id wager Story could take him.
kingsmasher
5/30/11 3:25:01PM
I said Story was a real threat to GSP...To beat GSP you gonna have to be Ben Askren or someone in GSP face like Rick Story who is a very strong a with great wrestling...

Story over Fitch...
GSP has some real challenges I have said no need for him to go anywhere..
Anthony Johnson and Nate marquardt at that weight are real challenges...Johnson especially.....
Bubbles
5/30/11 4:18:11PM
Fitch will do his regular 15 minute routine and win a decision. Fitch is the 2nd best wrestler in the UFC WW division and from what i see, his striking is more refined and cripser than Story's. i loved the fact he dominated Alves, but will not beat Fitch. Fitch is a cardio machine, Story looked tired entering the 3rd round.
CCPRIDE99
5/30/11 6:35:32PM
story vs anthony johnson or koscheck or shields would be better
CCPRIDE99
5/30/11 6:36:53PM

Posted by kingsmasher

I said Story was a real threat to GSP...To beat GSP you gonna have to be Ben Askren or someone in GSP face like Rick Story who is a very strong a with great wrestling...

Story over Fitch...
GSP has some real challenges I have said no need for him to go anywhere..
Anthony Johnson and Nate marquardt at that weight are real challenges...Johnson especially.....



gsp would crush anthony johnson
kingsmasher
5/30/11 7:15:23PM

Posted by CCPRIDE99


Posted by kingsmasher

I said Story was a real threat to GSP...To beat GSP you gonna have to be Ben Askren or someone in GSP face like Rick Story who is a very strong a with great wrestling...

Story over Fitch...
GSP has some real challenges I have said no need for him to go anywhere..
Anthony Johnson and Nate marquardt at that weight are real challenges...Johnson especially.....



gsp would crush anthony johnson



Well I think so too but I see Johnsons size and strength being a factor...I agree and would not bet against GSP against anyone but these guys are way more credible than GSP fighting Silva....Thats basically all I meant to say...
FastKnockout
5/30/11 8:16:15PM
Fitch would clown Story. BOOK IT.
Jekyll
5/31/11 3:18:27AM
sad thing is if you cannot beat Fitch you have a better chance at finding a virgin cheerleader then beating GSP
KungFuMaster
5/31/11 12:34:07PM
It is premature for Story to be targeting a title fight at this time. I seriously doubt he believes he can beat GSP. If anything, this is an attempt to hype his career.

Story is asking for Fitch, but I think Fitch will take him. And if he loses to Fitch, his name will have dropped a notch or two.
Theoutlaw08
5/31/11 1:45:04PM
I say let it happen, the UFC needs to mix it up a bit, i personaly don't want to see BJ vs. Fitch again. The UFC needs to let this divisions get some new people at the top. I say give Story the Fitch fight and BJ should fight Condit/Kim winner.
I say Story by UD
cowcatcher
5/31/11 2:47:55PM
This fight works for me. There are a few contenders suddenly popping up at WW like Condit, Kim, Story, Ellenberger, Pierce and a few old names are still in the mix too. As much as I'd like to see GSP fight Silva, I think there are quite a few fights left for him at 170.
KungFuMaster
5/31/11 4:32:41PM
There are plenty of fighters in the welter weight division for GSP to fight but the real question is, "Who legitimately stands a decent or good chance against him?"

Many have said GSP is not the strongest welter weight by placing him below Alves and such ...regarding physical strength.

GSP is genetically strong which IMO is stronger than muscle strength.

In my everlasting endeavor to become a fight analyst, I honestly think Story will be too slow to catch GSP. Furthermore, if this fight turned into a test of physical strength, GSP will win IMO.

I have said Stun Gun would be a good test for GSP but even having said that, I know GSP's Speed would be too much for Kim.

Also in my opinion, no one works harder than GSP. The man has dedicated himself to the sport and he studies his opponents very carefully before going to war.

When you have an athletic fighter who trains hard and watches his diet and is also doing his homework, the result is something special.

Micheal Jordan did not become the best basketball player by relying on his natural talents. He worked his butt off in practice and it showed - and he was rewarded.

Lastly, I want to reveal one of GSP's secrets to success.

In basketball, when playing one on one, you beat your defender to the lane by pushing off the dribble. Those of you who play basketball will know what I am talking about.

The same concept is used in GSP's take downs. Most fighters will rock back and forth in a fighting rhythm. GSP uses the momentum of the rocking to set up his take downs. Furthermore, the rocking of his opponent helps determine when GSP will shoot.

When your weight is shift to your weak leg, that is when you are most susceptible to take downs....and GSP understands this because he has taken karate, an art which highly emphasizes the importance of center of gravity.

It will take someone very special with explosive speed to contest GSP.....someone with attributes of a running back or track and field athlete.
Jekyll
5/31/11 4:46:46PM

Posted by KungFuMaster

There are plenty of fighters in the welter weight division for GSP to fight but the real question is, "Who legitimately stands a decent or good chance against him?"

Many have said GSP is not the strongest welter weight by placing him below Alves and such ...regarding physical strength.

GSP is genetically strong which IMO is stronger than muscle strength.

In my everlasting endeavor to become a fight analyst, I honestly think Story will be too slow to catch GSP. Furthermore, if this fight turned into a test of physical strength, GSP will win IMO.

I have said Stun Gun would be a good test for GSP but even having said that, I know GSP's Speed would be too much for Kim.

Also in my opinion, no one works harder than GSP. The man has dedicated himself to the sport and he studies his opponents very carefully before going to war.

When you have an athletic fighter who trains hard and watches his diet and is also doing his homework, the result is something special.

Micheal Jordan did not become the best basketball player by relying on his natural talents. He worked his butt off in practice and it showed - and he was rewarded.

Lastly, I want to reveal one of GSP's secrets to success.

In basketball, when playing one on one, you beat your defender to the lane by pushing off the dribble. Those of you who play basketball will know what I am talking about.

The same concept is used in GSP's take downs. Most fighters will rock back and forth in a fighting rhythm. GSP uses the momentum of the rocking to set up his take downs. Furthermore, the rocking of his opponent helps determine when GSP will shoot.

When your weight is shift to your weak leg, that is when you are most susceptible to take downs....and GSP understands this because he has taken karate, an art which highly emphasizes the importance of center of gravity.

It will take someone very special with explosive speed to contest GSP.....someone with attributes of a running back or track and field athlete.

you need to clone GSP and feed the clone non traceable roids to beat the current champ at WW. No-one on paper can beat him, no-one comes close
UFC_Fanatic
5/31/11 5:19:00PM

Posted by pmoney

No matter who Rick fights next, I want him to avoid taking bombs like he did in Round 3 against Alves. The Horror is definitely a young kid on the fast track, and in a sense it was good to see that not only can he take a shot, he can take multiple shots. He was hit with bombs that would've KO'ed many a man on the first punch. Story just hung in there, unmoved.

I wouldn't mind if he went another dozen fights before being hit like that again. You want to preserve that chin. Keep taking punches like that in your fights, and in a couple years that iron jaw will be melted down.



I agree those shots were vicious, so vicious in fact that the word vicious doesn't even begin to cover how hard he was getting hit.

I also agree on preserving that chin, but I also would like to point out the one and pretty much only exception to the rule of chin preservation, Dan Henderson. Hendo's been blocking punches and kicks, and in some cases back in his pride days, even stomps, with his face for over a decade, and his chin doesn't really show any signs of stopping. I mean honestly, how many people can brag about Rampage stating post fight that it felt like his face was doing more damage to Rampage's fist than his fist was doing to it?
bjj1605
5/31/11 6:24:53PM

Posted by UFC_Fanatic


Posted by pmoney

No matter who Rick fights next, I want him to avoid taking bombs like he did in Round 3 against Alves. The Horror is definitely a young kid on the fast track, and in a sense it was good to see that not only can he take a shot, he can take multiple shots. He was hit with bombs that would've KO'ed many a man on the first punch. Story just hung in there, unmoved.

I wouldn't mind if he went another dozen fights before being hit like that again. You want to preserve that chin. Keep taking punches like that in your fights, and in a couple years that iron jaw will be melted down.



I agree those shots were vicious, so vicious in fact that the word vicious doesn't even begin to cover how hard he was getting hit.

I also agree on preserving that chin, but I also would like to point out the one and pretty much only exception to the rule of chin preservation, Dan Henderson. Hendo's been blocking punches and kicks, and in some cases back in his pride days, even stomps, with his face for over a decade, and his chin doesn't really show any signs of stopping. I mean honestly, how many people can brag about Rampage stating post fight that it felt like his face was doing more damage to Rampage's fist than his fist was doing to it?



ya... but have you seen Hendo's Chin? WTF?
KungFuMaster
6/1/11 1:37:23AM

Posted by Jekyll

you need to clone GSP and feed the clone non traceable roids to beat the current champ at WW. No-one on paper can beat him, no-one comes close



lol
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