Rick Story Discusses Changing Camps Prior to UFC Fight Night 45
Posted by Larry Csonka on 07.16.2014
He is 100 percent confident…
- Rick Story recently spoke about tonight's UFC Fight Night 45 fight against Leonardo Mafra. Here are the highlights…
On Changing Camps: "I thought it was a really great experience. It was the first time I was able to go through a camp without massive amounts of pressure over my head, and I was able to actually train and focus on learning and focus on what I needed to do with a clear head. Overall, it was a great experience."
On Why He Made The Change: "There was the constant pressure of succeeding to make a better name for the gym," Story said. "I needed to get away from that because a lot of time the priority became the gym as opposed to my career, so I decided to finally take a step in a direction toward my career."
On How He Feels After The Change: "It's just doing the small things leading up to the fight that didn't always really add up to me being 100 percent confident and giving it my all," Story said. "This is the first time I followed a decent program, and in my mind, I feel real good. When everything adds up and I feel real confident, I end up doing pretty well."
On Fighting Leonardo Mafra: "I think anybody that you fight in the UFC is a dangerous opponent," Story said. "If you look at it any other way, you're probably going to get caught. I go for ‘Fight of the Night' every time. If I keep going forward and the other person matches me, it's going to spark. But I always end up coming forward."