Rick Story kicked off his UFC career on a sour note when he lost to John Hathaway at UFC 99, but after that, Story went on a tear through the UFC welterweight division.
Story won four straight fights followed by the two biggest wins of his career when he picked up unanimous decision victories over Johny Hendricks and Thiago Alves.
Story was then looked at as a top 10 welterweight, and when Anthony Johnson was injured, Story stepped in to fight Nate Marquardt in Marquardt's UFC welterweight debut less than a month after his victory over Alves.
The day of the weigh-ins, it was announced that Marquardt didn't receive medical clearance to fight and pulled out of the main event. This is where the trouble started for Story.
He would face Charlie Brenneman on just a day's notice and lose by unanimous decision. Story would then fight Martin Kampmann at UFC 139 and would once again take a loss by unanimous decision.
Story was scheduled to fight Rich Attonito, but Attonito was forced to pull out due to injury and was replaced by Papy Abedi, but soon after, Abedi was forced to pull out as well.
Now, Story finds himself in a must-win situation against UFC newcomer Brock Jardine.