Myles Jury was one of the best in the world at lightweight. He thinks he’ll be even better at featherweight.
Jury recently announced his plans to move a division down after he cleaned up his diet. Already, he has noticed a significant difference. In his featherweight debut, Jury will take on Charles Oliveira at UFC on FOX 17 on Dec. 19 in Orlando.
“I was hell on wheels at 155,” Jury told MMA Fighting. “At , nobody is gonna beat me. I just want to get this first fight, get the cut down and go through that process. After that, I’ll be able to take on anybody.”
Jury (15-1) lost his first career fight to Donald Cerrone at UFC 182 back in January. He was supposed to take on Anthony Pettis at UFC on FOX 16 last month, but was forced out with an injury.
Maybe that was a blessing, because in recent weeks Jury has adjusted his lifestyle. He found out his body-fat percentage was 16 percent, a number closer to an in-shape adult male than an elite-level professional athlete. After that, Jury made changes, cutting bad foods out of his diet and focusing on getting leaner.
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