Another prominent fighter with UFC ties has signed with the Professional Fighters League.
Rick Story, who has 19 UFC appearances under his belt, announced during ”The MMA Hour” that he will enter PFL’s $1 million tournament, presumably at welterweight. Story joins Will Brooks as the latest former UFC talent to join the fledgling organization.
PFL is the rebranded version of the promotion formerly known as World Series of Fighting. Under its new format, there will be a regular season beginning on June 7, followed by postseason events on consecutive Saturdays in October. Champions from each weight class will be crowned on Dec. 31, with each winner receiving a $1 million prize as well.
“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 has been out of action since August 2016. In his last appearance, the 33-year-old Tacoma, Wash., native suffered a second-round technical knockout loss to Donald Cerrone at UFC 202. “The Horror” Story has compiled a 12-7 record in the Octagon since beginning his tenure with the Las Vegas-based promotion in 2009. He owns notable wins over the likes of Johny Hendricks, Thiago Alves, Gunnar Nelson and Tarec Saffiedine.