RM Sports has been running a series of interesting interviews this week with rising lightweight Myles Jury, who will put his undefeated record on the line at UFC 165 this Saturday versus Mike Ricci. It’s an intriguing bout not only because of what each man showcased in their respective runs on TUF, but also since they’ve moved on to the UFC. The winner of Saturday’s fight will likely be booked to face a well established vet next, particularly Jury, who has already defeated the likes of Michael Johnson and Ramsey Nijem (the latter of which was via nasty KO).
In the first segment released by RM Sports, Jury talked about Ricci’s skillset, and in the next the lightweight talked about his first fight. In the latest, Jury was asked about his plans for after fighting, and here’s some of what the Alliance MMA fighter had to say (as told to RM Sports and posted originally on FightLine).
“I think about life after MMA all the time. It’s something that gives me relief, it gives me balance because all I’ve ever done my entire life is train and fight, train and fight, train and fight, so when my manager talks to me about five years from now, four fights from now, they don’t understand and a lot of fans don’t understand that each fight, the preparation that goes into it, the way I prepare…it takes a lot of energy out of me, and it’s very, very exhausting.
“I know it’s not my time yet, but I definitely do see other avenues for when I’m older. I don’t see myself fighting until I’m 40. I don’t see being a Randy Couture, something like that. I started way too young.”
When you consider that Jury is just 24 years-old, made his amateur debut in 2005, and already has a pro record of 12-0, you can likely understand where he’s coming from.
UFC 165 will be hosted by Toronto’s Air Canada Centre and will feature light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones taking on Alexander Gustafsson.
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