Remaining undefeated at 15-0 overall, Myles “Fury” Jury will look to keep that streak in tact when he locks horns with Donald Cerrone (25-6) at UFC 182.
After becoming the first man to ever finish Takanori Gomi with strikes in September, Jury aims to be the man who can break “Cowboy’s” stride. Cerrone is unbeaten through his last 5 fights and has collected four post-fight bonus checks in that run.
Meanwhile, Jury is 6-0 in the UFC and owns 11 first round finishes in his career. He realizes his chance to get closer to UFC gold starts with dismantling Cerrone.
“I feel this is a very, very important matchup right now,” Jury told Fight Corner. “We’re both on hot streaks, we’re both killin’ it in our weight class in the UFC. It’s just a great time to have this fight. I always look at my career not as my last fight or my next fight, I look at it all in one place together.
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When I was in high school back in 2005, we’d have morning wrestling practices during the winter season. They were not mandatory and only the dedicated would show up to them at 6:30am, before school started. I remember getting out of bed when it was an average of 0 degrees outside, sometimes a lot lower. Getting in my car, which was usually frozen, had to be wiped off with a broom because there was so much snow the night before. When I showed up to school, it was like a ghost town since only a couple of us showed up. The few of us that showed up to the practices would do different types of cardio and strength training in the morning. Sometimes we would run the halls for 30-45 min, lift weights or a combination of both. On those cold drives to the school in the morning I would think, “what am I doing up so early” or “man I miss my warm and comfortable bed.” The main reason for being up so early to workout is because I was MOTIVATED.
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A rumored matchup between Donald Cerrone and Myles Jury is now a reality, as the two lightweights will square off at UFC 182 in Las Vegas on Jan. 3.
Following a move to put Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano on the UFC 184 card in Los Angeles, there was a vacancy to fill for the UFC 182 co-main event.
The UFC has opted to move the Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone vs. Myles ‘Fury’ Jury fight into the co-main event slot.
The excitement over a Cerrone vs. Jury fight has been building for quite some time with bother fighters being kicked around in the title talk mix, so it was a logical choice to replace Rousey vs. Zingano.
By: Hunter Homistek / Bleacher Report
Earlier this month, UFC lightweight Myles Jury and his management team teased a potential January showdown against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.
Now, a few weeks later, Jury and his team say the bout is a go.
“Myles Jury vs. Cowboy Cerrone is set for mid-January,” Jury’s manager, Ryan Hass, told Bleacher Report. “UFC is announcing date and location next week.”
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The proposed lightweight battle between top 10 ranked fighters Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone and Myles Jury appears to be close to reality with a date for the bout left as the only sticking point for the contest.
Cerrone and Jury were first linked over a week ago when the rumor about their fight started swirling, but now it seems UFC president Dana White is on board as well.
While the UFC’s head honcho didn’t get into any detail whatsoever about the fight actually being signed, he did respond on Twitter giving his thumbs up that the bout is happening.
When reached for comment, Jury’s manager Ryan Hass told FOX Sports that they’ve already accepted the bout, but now it’s just a matter of finding a date and location.
“We confirmed upon approach by the UFC, the date is all that has been needing worked out. We’re aiming for the UFC 182 NYE event on January 3rd, or UFC 183 on January 31st, both in Las Vegas,” Hass said.
Cerrone was hoping to fight against in 2014, but with a fight calendar already largely booked through the end of the year the likelihood of the former WEC contender landing a worthy fight before December 31 is doubtful.
Both top ranked lightweights are currently on very impressive win streaks. Jury improved his immaculate record to 15-0 by being the first man to knock out Takanori Gomi, while Cerrone recently defeated Eddie Alvarez for his 5th straight win in the past 12 months.
If the deal gets finalized, it should provide for a fun scrap between two talented strikers. As with most of bouts involving either fighter though, I guess that already goes without saying.
As previously stated, no bout agreements have been issued for the fight but all signs are pointing towards a Cerrone vs. Jury fight in early 2015.
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HAZEL PARK — As Myles Jury stood in the lobby of Hazel Park City Hall, receiving the Key to the City Sept. 30 and listening to the city manager declare the date “Myles Jury Day,” he didn’t look like a fighter. The 25-year-old Hazel Park native was completely relaxed, a gentle spirit with a warm smile and an easy laugh.
But see him in the ring, and there is no doubt he can fight.
At press time, Jury was ranked No. 8 in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s lightweight division, at 15 wins and zero losses. His first-round knockout of Japan’s Takanori Gomi, on Gomi’s home turf Sept. 20, only underscored his intensity — a swift punch followed by a flurry of follow-up blows on his crumpled opponent.
“I stayed up really late to watch that fight. I know so many of you did, as well,” said Ed Klobucher, city manager of Hazel Park, addressing the crowd gathered Sept. 30.
The Key to the City — crafted by the Hazel Park Department of Public Works — honors Jury as he continues to honor the city.