No question, Rick Story has earned his place as a solid top 10 ranked welterweight.
He is riding a six-fight win streak with his last two performances being impressive upsets over Johny Hendricks and Thiago Alves.
There is no reason to believe that Rick Story does not have what it takes to defeat Nate Marquardt or any other welterweight in the world.
That being said, I just do not think he is ready for Marquardt yet. Of course Story CAN win, and I wish him the best of luck, but the smart money is on Marquardt.
Here are the five reasons why.