“Myles Jury Day” Held by UFC Lightweight Contender’s Hometown
By FCF Staff
Following his impressive, stoppage win over Takanori Gomi last month, undefeated lightweight Myles Jury has been honored by his hometown of Hazel Park.
The Michigan city held “Myles Jury Day” on Tuesday to celebrate the 25 year-old’s accomplishments, which include a 15-0 pro record and being the UFC’s #8 ranked lightweight.
While speaking to UFC.com about the honor, which included being given the key to the city, Jury relayed:
“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.”
Jury has won six straight fights now since joining the UFC, which includes wins over notable vets like Diego Sanchez, Michael Johnson and the aforementioned Gomi.
The talented fighter trains out of the renowned Alliance MMA camp in Chula Vista, California.