By Colan LaMont
Myles is one of the brightest talents in MMA and spoke with me only a few weeks after dominating UFC legend Diego Sanchez. To control the fight the way he did was outstanding and I feel justified in the praise I’ve been dishing out to him these last few years.
Oddly enough, beating a fan favorite in Sanchez brought the haters out for Jury. Apparently he was suddenly an arrogant fighter after his post fight interview in which he stated the obvious and said it was an easy nights work.
“I was never coined as cocky until that last fight. I wouldn’t say I’m cocky at all but if you ask me a question, I give truthful answers. So I think people got my post fight interview with Joe Rogan mixed up. I was surprised the fight wasn’t a lot harder than it was, sorry for being honest.”
By Aaron McMann at Michigan’s Mlive.com
FLINT, MI — Fenton High School graduate and Ultimate Fighting Championship’s undefeated super star, Myles “Fury” Jury, has been to known to land a few kicks. Later this week, his arm will get the ultimate test.
Jury took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce he’ll be tossing out the ceremonial first pitch at Thursday’s Detroit Tigers-Kansas City Royals game at Detroit’s Comerica Park.
Jury, 25, lived in Flint as a child, attended Beecher Junior High and graduated from Fenton High School in 2006. He earned all-state honors in wrestling his senior year, winning a Metro League title, district championship and finishing fifth at states.
Since then, he’s entered the world of mixed martial arts, where his hybrid style, Jury Jiu Jitsu, has earned him a 14-0 record in UFC. Jury’s last fight, 3/15/14, against veteran lightweight Diego Sanchez at UFC 171 in Dallas, resulted in a unanimous win for Jury.
Jury now lives in San Diego, Calif but makes it back to Michigan frequently as he says “that’s where my heart is.”
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Lightweight Myles Jury isn’t sure whom he wants to fight next after beating onetime title challenger Diego Sanchez at this past Saturday’s UFC 171 event. He’s already crossed one wish off his list.
“I always thought it would be cool to fight (Takanori) Gomi or Diego, but I just fought Diego, so I can cross that one off,” Jury (14-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC), which took place at Dallas’ American Airlines Center.
Jury might also scratch Gomi, as the Japanese vet’s most recent appearance ended in a loss to Sanchez (24-7 MMA, 13-7 UFC), albeit a controversial one. There’s little benefit to moving backward in the 155-pound division’s lightweight rankings. And as Jury’s resume attests, the only way he’s moving is up.
UFC 171 drew an announced attendance of 19,324 for a live gate of $2.6 million. The announced attendance was the most ever for a UFC event to take place within the United States.
Myles Jury’s (14-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) five-fight UFC winning streak is tied with T.J. Grant, Rafael dos Anjos and Khabib Nurmagomedov for the longest active streak in the lightweight division.
Myles Jury is only one of four active UFC lightweights to EVER go 5-0 in the UFC.
Jury absorbs just 1.23 significant strikes per minute of fighting, the second best defense rate in UFC lightweight history.
He wasn’t trying to sound cocky, but Myles Jury (14-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) summed up his performance perfectly in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan: It was somewhat surprising how easily he handled veteran lightweight Diego Sanchez (24-7 MMA, 13-7 UFC).
“Fury” was far too technically proficient for Sanchez in essentially every area as he picked his shots for three rounds for a clear decision victory. The win pushed Jury’s impressive UFC record to 5-0, with his win over “The Dream” being the most high profile of those affairs.
Jury has the skill, attitude and training environment needed to excel in the sport. Now he just has to get his name out there to the public. Handily dispatching of a recognizable name like Sanchez on a major PPV card was a step in the right direction.
If the natural progression of his skills continues each time he steps in the octagon, the 25-year-old has the chance to be a truly special member of the lightweight division.
DALLAS – Diego Sanchez wanted the grand finale of a fireworks display for 15 minutes. But Myles Jury had a different idea.
Jury put together fireworks against the veteran slugger, but he wouldn’t get lured into a shootout and instead battered and bloodied Sanchez on his way to a unanimous decision win and the biggest victory of his career.