The area that most will agree upon requiring significant improvement, particularly if Story ever hopes to contend to a title, is his cardio.
Story has a reputation for coming out strong, but fading late in the fight. And although he has quietly accumulated six wins in a row in the UFC, which is no small feat, only his win over an over-matched Dustin Hazelett was truly decisive.
Alves came on strong late, clearly winning the last round at UFC 130, leading Joe Rogan to question the outcome of the fight had it gone five rounds.
Similarly, Story's win over Johny Hendricks was a 29-28 decision and his two fights previous to the one with Hazelett were close split decisions. It appears that if Story doesn't end the fight, he struggles to maintain the same aggressiveness throughout all three rounds.
According to Lowkick.com, Story landed 101/197, but 46 of them were in the first round.