UFC veteran Rick Story hasn’t been heard from much since suffering a second round TKO loss to Donald Cerrone at UFC 202 in August of 2016.
That is because after a near two year hiatus, a hopeful Story has come back to not only sign with the Professional Fighters League (PFL), but to compete in the million dollar tournament at welterweight.
“I’m just gonna say it’s worth my while,” Story said on The MMA Hour. “And stacking on top the format they have and being able to win that amount of money just by winning, it kind of suits my interest, because it’s performance-based. You win, you get paid more. You lose, you’re out. It’s just cut and dried.”
Story earned a 12-7-0 record during his time in the UFC, but found the million dollar tournament to be a little too much to pass up.
The UFC veteran is ready to win the tournament, which starts this June, but has a bad taste in his mouth after the UFC exit.
“I didn’t really think it was that fair, just for the fact that guys that I beat were getting paid pretty much double what I was making,” Story said. “It just kind of left a bad taste in my mouth.”
Joining the UFC veteran in the tournaments is former Bellator Lightweight Champion Will Brooks, but he’ll be competing in the lightweight division.