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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 31: Myles Jury makes weight during The Ultimate Fighter Live weigh in at the Palms Casino Resort on May 31, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Myles Jury
TRAINING: A typical day of training for this fight varies. It’s usually two a day with the team practice in the morning (sparring, wrestling, jiu-jitsu, etc) and a more specific training session at night (padwork, drills, conditioning, etc.).
When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was younger, I loved doing martial arts, and then I started wrestling and competing and everything just fell together. It was definitely the right path for me.
What ranks and titles have you held? Master of Jury Jiu Jitsu. BJJ Black Belt under Professor Don Richards & Master Caique
Do you have any heroes? God
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? My dreams are coming true and I’m one step closer to becoming a champion one day.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to Oakland Community College for a little bit, but then I stopped going there because of training.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked at the Detroit Zoo
Favorite grappling technique: Jury Jiu Jitsu
Favorite striking technique: Knee to the face