The Power of Transformation
by: Dr. Brad Archer, MD, FACP
How does a mixed martial artist change health care delivery, investment strategy, and people’s lives?
A patient of mine whom I’ll refer to as “Sue” passed away recently due to destruction of her nervous tissue connections resulting in a lack of feeling in her feet and her body’s inability to appropriately regulate her blood pressure. This was not a sudden, untreatable condition but rather a slow, progressive effect of elevated blood sugar over many years.
Plant Based Nutrition
Starting today, Team Fury & Jury Jiu Jitsu is starting weekly blogs focused on education and self improvement in the areas of health and fitness. It will be my pleasure to share with you information that has helped me in my career with the UFC and my overall health and well being! Not only will I be writing, but I will have guest from my own team that will be blogging as well. So you will have access to the information that has helped them gain their own personal success as well. You will get to hear from a wide array of experts in different fields of success! Each Monday, a new blog will be released.
Debut Team Fury Blog; “Plant Based Nutrition”
Everyone has heard the saying, “you are what you eat.” These days its more true than ever. Life moves fast, and the days of having family dinner every night at table are slim to none. A lot of people resort to fast food to accommodate the lifestyle, but I’m here to tell you about an alternative, “plant based nutrition.”
By: Devon Teeple with TheGmsPerspective.com
UFC 182 was supposed to be Myles Jury’s coming out party. He was 15-0 and taking on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at the UFC’s big New Year’s event. At the conclusion of the co-main event, Jury’s record stood at 15-1, his first defeat after a unanimous 30-27 decision at the hands of the #4 lightweight fighter in the world.
Big time athletes have God given talents, talents that separate them from the rest. Barry Bonds, Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, and Anderson Silva are all, at one time, the absolute best in the world at their respective professions. If they missed the game-winning shot, or hit the game-winning home run, these students of the game continued to look for ways to improve and take their game to the next level.
By: Damon Martin
When Myles Jury graduated from The Ultimate Fighter into the UFC he had big dreams.
He wanted to climb the ranks of the lightweight division and one day hopefully become UFC champion. Thus far during his career, Jury has remained undefeated while taking out several top names including Diego Sanchez, Michael Johnson and Takanori Gomi.
He also dreamt about financial freedom, which is a luxury many fighters seemingly cannot afford. Fighter pay is a subject that comes up quite often, especially for competitors in a similar situation as Jury.
He’s only fought on a pay-per-view main card once in his career and his only co-main event slot prior to this weekend’s fight against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone took place overseas for a show that aired on UFC Fight Pass, the promotion’s digital streaming service. Jury hasn’t been in main events or title fights just yet, but money is one thing you’ll never hear this lightweight fighter complain about.
Jury has been meticulous with every dollar he’s made since coming to the UFC four years ago and now he sits in an enviable position as he gears up for what he expects to be the prime of his career. Starting with his bout at UFC 182, Jury will likely pull in his largest paydays to date and as it turns out it’s just icing on the cake.
By Jeremy Botter
LAS VEGAS — In the basement of the Ultimate Fighting Championship office on Sahara Avenue is a gym. It is filled to overflowing with weights and mirrors, but there is also a boxing ring, speed bags and other various fight gear.
The gym is ostensibly designed for employee use, but what you’ll often find in the gym are fighters who come to town for media engagements and need a place to work out.
The basement is where I find Myles Jury, a UFC lightweight tasked with the biggest opportunity of his career when he faces the popular Donald Cerrone in the co-main event of UFC 182 this weekend. Jury has just finished an intensive workout. He is bright red, and he is sweating everywhere. He asks if he can have a few minutes to take a shower before our scheduled appointment, and I tell him yes, this is a good idea.
By: Chuck Mindenhall
One of the quieter contenders to emerge in 2014 was Myles Jury — an undefeated lightweight who does most of his talking in the Octagon. Heading into UFC 182, Jury is on the cusp of inserting himself into The Conversation. Should he beat the perennial contender Donald Cerrone, one of the most prolific ass-kickers in the game, he’ll no longer be just a blip on the radar. Should he beat Cerrone, Jury will have fully arrived.
Consider his resume. The man who has a nickname of “Fury” (because it rhymes with Jury, see) has stacked a neat row of casualties through six fights in the UFC, including victories over Michael Johnson, Diego Sanchez and, most recently, “The Fireball Kid” Takanori Gomi. At 26 years old, Jury is still getting better.
But Cerrone is his toughest fight to date. “Cowboy” is the gauge. “Cowboy” is the showdown at high noon. When Jury meets him at UFC 182 on Jan. 3 in Las Vegas, the verdict will come back — either Jury will join the crème de la crème in 2015, or he’ll be brushing himself off after his first loss.