Myles Jury Says UFC 155 Victory Will Make Holiday Sacrifices Worth It
Posted by Larry Csonka on 12.26.2012
It’s tough being a fighter during the holidays…
- Myles Jury recently spoke about preparing for his UFC 115 bout. Here are the highlights…
On The Difficulty of Training During The Holidays: "Christmas Eve, Christmas … I can't eat too much at family get-togethers, I can't have any beer. But I don't want to be a 'Debbie Downer,' so I just keep to myself, me and a couple friends, and pretty much just hang out until fight night."
On Celebrating After Saturday's Fight: "I've got family back in Michigan and once I get back there I'll be having a little bit of a Christmas," he said. "It's a sacrifice right now. But once I go out there and compete and get the victory, it's worth it."
On Fighting Michael Johnson at UFC 155: "I'm not too worried about how it feels to do that to a guy," he said. "I'm just worried about how it feels for myself to get my second win inside the UFC. Wins are hard to get in the UFC, and whether I'm fighting Michael Johnson or Joe Schmo who is just in the UFC, it's all going to be the same once I get the victory."
On Finishing The Fight: "I'd love to finish in the first or second, but fighting three rounds in the books and getting a decision is better for me, too, because I get more ring savvy and experience like that. It's a win-win situation either way."