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An unlikely ending to Story's run

Originally Published: June 26, 2011
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- Staying active was a major part of the plan Rick Story had pieced together in his effort to land a welterweight title shot. But Story didn't simply want to fight regularly; his plan included facing top-caliber opposition. And what better way to prove his title worthiness than with a victory over Nate Marquardt?

It's the reason Story jumped at the chance to fight Sunday night at Consol Engery Center, less than a month after disposing of former contender Thiago Alves.

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