UFC 182: Myles Jury Says “Timing is Everything” as Pivotal Opportunity Arrives
By FCF Staff
It may have taken Myles Jury a bit longer to receive a huge, high profile fight than his record warrants, but the rising lightweight isn’t dwelling on what’s transpired, as he gets set to fight Donald Cerrone.
Jury will take on the perennial contender in the co-main event of UFC 182 tonight, and the 26 year-old was awarded the fight, after putting together a 6-0 run in the promotion. Due to the fact Jury holds wins over established vets like Michael Johnson and Diego Sanchez, some were surprised that Jury wasn’t booked to fight a top contender earlier, but none of that matters now for the Alliance MMA fighter.
Jury recently spoke to UFC.com, and wile discussing the extended path he’s taken to an all-star fight he stated:
“There would be days where I’d be like ‘man, I wonder if this is ever gonna pick up and I can get closer to my goals and dreams?’’ Jury admits. “But timing is everything in this sport, and I wanted to be patient and give myself time to grow as an athlete and as a fighter, and I really don’t think you become champion overnight. I think it’s something you build into, and that’s what I’ve been trying to do – give myself time to get better and better because when I get put into these opportunities like I am now, I wanted to be ready. I’m readier than I’ll ever be in my life, so I’m just looking forward to it and looking to go out there and compete.”
Jury (15-0) is coming off a first round, stoppage win over Takanori Gomi in September, while Cerrone (25-6) scored a UD win over Eddie Alvarez that same month.
UFC 182 will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.