Myles Jury may be widely considered as one of the UFC’s most promising fighters, but the man who will face him at UFC 182, isn’t overly impressed with the lightweight’s skill set.
“Jury does everything pretty well but there isn’t anything he does great,” Cerrone said. “Unfortunately for him, ‘well’ isn’t good enough to beat great and that’s all I have to say about that.”
Of course, there are plenty of fans who would likely disagree with Cerrone on this, as Jury has showcased a pretty scary, well rounded game in the Octagon to date. Then again, we were talking about Cerrone, who has won five straight and continues to be a finishing machine.
While the 31 year-old Cerrone may be a win or two away from securing a title shot, a win over Jury would be another big step in that direction. While talking about his future and goals for 2015, Cerrone stated:
“I’m excited about this year,” Cerrone said. “I want to run the table just like I did last year and keep kicking ass. Looking back at the year I had, it was a great accomplishment. I won some great fights and beat some tough guys, but that’s what I’m here for. I’m here to fight and put on some entertaining shows. And I’m going to keep doing it. I’m going in there to put guys away. That’s what I’m there to do.”
It’s a compelling fight on many levels, and if the 8th ranked Jury can take out the #4th positioned Cerrone, it will certainly buzz the MMA world in a big way.
UFC 182 will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event, light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones will take on Daniel Cormier.