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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.
“Where we come from, we stand up for ourselves and we do what we want, and it’s a unique city because it’s got a lot of personality.” – Myles Jury
After handing Japanese superstar Takanori Gomi the first knockout loss of his storied career and getting honored in his hometown with the key to the city and his own day, what does Myles Jury do for an encore?
Myles Jury Week? Month? Season?
The 25-year-old lightweight contender laughs, clearly humbled to be back in his hometown of Hazel Park, Michigan Tuesday to be given the key to the city and take part in what was proclaimed Myles Jury Day.
“It’s always nice to have people recognizing what I’m doing and show respect for it,” Jury said. “Coming from Hazel Park, I’ve always felt like this place was special and there was something to it, and for them to recognize me with the key to the city and my own day is a huge honor.”
By: Devon Teeple
Myles “Fury” Jury defeated Takanori “Fireball” Gomi to improve his UFC record to a sparkling 6-0.
After the fight, long-standing UFC commentator, Mike Goldberg said, “They call him the future, he might be the now”. Coming from Goldberg, a UFC staple who has seen everything, that is quite the endorsement.
UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson, took place at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan last Saturday. It was the first time the UFC has been there since UFC on FUEL TV 8.
The 12-fight card, featured live on UFC Fight Pass, saw Johnny “Hollywood” Case win his UFC debut, picking up a $50,000 bonus in the process. Mark Hunt and Roy “Big Country” Nelson headlined a colossal battle between two men who can throw fists with the best of them. Hunt emerged victorious, knocking out Nelson for the first time in his UFC career.
The Jury Jiu Jitsu founder squared off against against the legendary Gomi in the biggest fight of his career. It didn’t take long for “The Fury” to put the rest of the lightweight division on notice. He is a force to be reckoned with after a stunning 92-second knockout, and now sits with a 15-0 record and a perfect 6-0 in the UFC. Twelve of his 15 professional fights have ended in submission or knockout.
The sky is only the limit for Jury. He’s tackled every obstacle in his way and has defeated every opponent the UFC puts in front of him thus far, including Michael Johnson and Diego Sanchez.
Undefeated lightweight prospect Myles Jury has had a tough road in his 15-fight career, although not necessarily during his time in the octagon. “The Fury” says his most challenging moments have come in the gym.
Currently training with The Alliance MMA, Jury prepares with guys like Phil Davis, Dominick Cruz, Alexander Gustafsson, Jeremy Stephens, Michael Chandler, Johnny Case, KJ Noons and a lot more. With such a rigorous team to keep him in shape, “The Fury” explains, that the gym is a tough place to be:
“The whole idea of my camp is to break my body down so bad,” said Jury. “To put myself in such mentally stressful situations where I have sparring partners rotating on me. Where I’m doing sprints so much that I want to puke, and all these bad situations so that mentally, physically and emotionally I’m ready when I get into a fight, I know I’ve been through worse then anybody can do to me in 15-25 minutes. It gives me a mental edge.”
Jury certainly had a mental edge in his fight against all over his opponents, being able to cruise to very one-sided victories. Will he have such ease against a title eliminator or Championship bout?
SAITAMA Super Arena, Tokyo, Japan, September 20, 2014 – Takanori Gomi, the star lightweight fighter of the Pride era, could have made it a trifecta. But he ran into Myles Jury.
In the biggest fight of his career, unbeaten Myles Jury delivered his best performance yet, knocking out former PRIDE lightweight champion Takanori Gomi in the first round of UFC Japan co-main event in Tokyo, Japan.
He dropped Gomi almost straight off the bat and continued with some nasty ground and pound before the referee was forced to halt the Fury.