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Rick Story undergoes successful surgery to remove bone fragment

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Rick Story’s unanimous decision victory over Gunnar Nelson was a costly one. Following his win over Nelson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 53 in Sweden, Story had to undergo surgery to remove a bone fragment from his ankle.

"(MRI) went fine. I actually went in today and just had the bone fragment surgically removed," told’s Ariel Helwani on Friday. "I’m still a little drowsy from anesthesia."

Story still has no timetable for his return to training yet.

"I will know more with the follow up. But the ligament wasn’t attached," he said. "What the doctor said before was six weeks before any kind of impact, such as running. But I will now more in the follow up."

Story (18-8), who holds a win over current UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks, is currently riding a two-fight winning streak with victories over Gunnar Nelson and Leonardo Mafra.

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