Rick Story Happy To Have Won UFC On FX 4
Posted on 28 Jun 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Rick Story spoke with MMAJunkie about his recent win at UFC on FX 4, and what he feels he can improve on in the future. Here are some highlights:
Evaluating his own performance: "I hold myself to high standards. I'd rate it about (A-minus, B-plus). I don't want to fall in the category of one of those guys that just ride out wins. I didn't want to get too excited for the finish and then get clipped with something stupid. I just played it a little more conservative than I normally would."
"As far as the exchanges went, I had good head movement and got in, but then I would let Brock balance out and move away from the exchanges. I could have just pressured a little more – that way I didn't have to work as hard to stay inside and land more shots. Obviously staying in and not taking shots and making people miss are something that we're constantly working on. I wanted to stay in and hit him a couple more times than I did."
Reflecting on his two losses to Charlie Brenneman and Martin Kampmann: "Those two losses that I had were really an eye-opener for me and helped me learn. I think it was just one of those situations where there was a lot on my plate and I didn't realize the effect it had on me mentally. It was almost like an overload. Trying to regain the momentum after that Brenneman fight was something I needed to sit back and learn from rather than go ahead and take on the next biggest thing as soon as I could. But I learned to look at it from a different perspective: (to not worry) about how I see myself fighting and what people expect of me, to just focus on what I need to do (in the octagon) rather than worry about all the outside factors."