Myles Jury picked up the biggest win of his career in March defeating Diego Sanchez by unanimous decision after shutting down “The Nightmare” for three straight rounds.
I caught up with “The Fury” recently and he said it has been a lot of pressure being undefeated and having to face big names like Sanchez. Jury revealed he had to be on top of his game against the TUF season 1 winner :
“Fighting Diego is crazy to think about because he is a machine that doesn’t stop, cant be finished and does a great job at breaking fighters regardless of how the fight is going. I really had to stick to a certain style and game plan to beat someone like Diego.
I had to use every tool I have and be the smartest I’ve ever been,” Jury explained. “It was 15 minutes and even though I feel I won every bit of it dominance, I had to be on top of my game for every second or everything could have easily changed.”
With the victory, the 25-year old knocked up his remarkable record to 14-0 which includes five wins in the lightweight division. The streak has also been reflected in the UFC’s official lightweight rankings with Jury currently taking the No.8 position.
Being so close to the top of the weight class you would assume Jury has his eyes set on a title shot in the not too distant future. The TUF 15 alum says he is close but that isn’t his main focus at this moment in time.
“I think I could be close [to a shot at the lightweight title] if I want to be, but I’m not focused on that until the time is right,” he said. “I’m still young and have a lot to learn. I want to make sure I’m off my TUF contract and 100% prepared to become the champion and not get dethroned from that position. So my focus is winning fights.”
That focus has now shifted squarely on to Abel Trujillo who Jury is set to meet next month at UFC Fight Night 44 in Texas. If he can make his way past “Killa” he will find himself one step closer to Anthony Pettis’ gold and if a meeting with the champ does come “Fury” likes his chances.
“Pettis is great everywhere and very exciting. I think just like any top 15 fight, it would be very tough. But, I matchup great against him in every department and even on a bad night I could cancel out his strongest areas.
The only area he has on me as of right now is the experience, which is a huge factor in most fights. Pettis is the best at 155 right now and I have a lot of work to concur to get there, but we’ll be in the cage sooner or later.”
If he gets past Trujillo at Fight Night 44 it could it will no doubt be sooner.
(You can find more news and updates on Jury on his official website JuryJJ.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheTeamFury. You can also check him out on his Twitter account @FuryJury and you can find me on @busta1992)