When a fighter calls for a rematch it’s typically the one who lost the original effort. However, in the case of UFC welterweight Rick Story, he’s seeking a shot at an adversary he outpointed years ago in hopes of proving he still belongs in the discussion for title-contendership.
Specifically, Story is out for a bout with Jake Ellenberger. The 29-6 “Juggernaut” is coming off a knockout of Nate Marquardt at UFC 158 where Story scored a stoppage in his respective rumble as well.
“I want to fight Jake Ellenberger. It pisses me off that he’s getting all of the accolades when I already beat him. It’s annoying that people keep making the excuse for Jake “well that was earlier in your guy’s career’. OK, even back then he had 3X times the amount of fights that I had.”
“Also, let’s look at more recent times – he got knocked out by Martin Kampmann in the second round where as I went the distance with Kampmann with one leg. The bottom line is I want to be in the position he is in right now and if I have to beat his ass again to get there then let’s do it!”
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