According to the welterweight, the injury took place in the second round of his five-round bout against Gunnar Nelson. While Story is yet to take an MRI and establish the exact injury and its severity, MMAFighting.com determined from the fighter that the initial diagnosis was a fracture in his tibia.
Story took to twitter to post a picture of the x-ray:
So this happened in the second round. pic.twitter.com/7z8rycajfR— Rick (@Rick_Story) October 8, 2014
Story, who improved to 17-8 with the win over Nelson, entered the UFC welterweight rankings at No. 12. While initially it was believed that he would receive a step up in competition for his next fight, it now appears as though he may be on the sidelines for an extended period of time due to the potential severity of the injury.