Rick Story Says He Thinks He Won His Fight at UFC 160
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 10.30.2013
He needs to stick to his gameplans...
Rick Story recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight with Mike Pyle at UFC 160 and more. Check out the highlights:
On his loss to Mike Pyle: "Even though the record books show that I lost the fight, I think I won the fight. I was more disappointed in how tired I got towards the second round and kind of getting pulled away from my gameplan that worked in the first round. I was really just sitting there and dwelling on it. I need to follow my gameplan more and that still sits with me."
On needing to stick to his gameplans: "My coach is very smart and he always sets up amazing gameplans, but me being able to follow them is usually always the problem. When I have great fights, I usually follow my gameplan. When I have really crappy fights, I don't follow my gameplan."
On his mental state contributing to his fighting performances: "I think it's a compilation of everything. Having my mind right, being focused, doing my visualization and doing everything I need to be doing on my end to have the confidence to know that my gameplan is going to work in the fight."
On having confidence in his gameplans: "If it doesn't work the first time, keep doing it because eventually it will work. If I don't do everything right in the off time outside of practice, I'm not going to have the confidence that I need to have to make sure my gameplan is going to work."
On his job security: "At this point [getting cut] is something that I'm always worried about. The UFC is cutting people left and right, and I don't want to be on the chopping block, so it's not something I'm freaked out about because I know I'm going to go out and put on a good show. I've got to follow my gameplan, and no matter what happens, I better keep doing it."