UFC FN 52’s Myles Jury on Win Over Takanori Gomi: It’s “Good for my Name and my Brand”
By FCF Staff
Myles Jury scored an impressive, first round victory over Takanori Gomi at UFC Fight Night 52, and although the latter is no longer a top ten ranked lightweight, “Fury” knows how important the win is.
Jury dropped Gomi with a hard, right straight not long into the fight, and finished the deal with follow up shots from above. While discussing the importance of the victory at the post-fight presser, the undefeated Jury stated:
“Fighting guys like Gomi is good for my name and my brand because everyone knows who he is and everybody tunes in when he fights,” said Jury. “So getting a win over him just kind of cements my name in people’s brains so they’ll remember me. So next time I fight hopefully they tune in.”
The 25 year-old Jury has gone 6-0 in the UFC and carries a record of 15-0. The lightweight is currently ranked #9.
Gomi, who is a former PRIDE champ and one of Japan’s greatest fighters ever, is 3-2 now in his last 5 bouts.
UFC FN 52 was hosted by the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and also featured Mark Hunt stopping Roy Nelson in round two.