Donald Cerrone vs Myles Jury Fight in the Works
Earlier today, UFC president Dana White confirmed that the UFC is in the process of making a lightweight bout between Donald Cerrone and Myles Jury. Although there’s no word on what date they’re expected to meet in the Octagon, Cerrone has made it clear he’d like one more fight this year, which would make it five fights in total for Cerrone in 2014.
— Dana White (@danawhite) October 13, 2014
When a fan voiced their disapproval over the fight being made, Dana White advised them that it was Donald Cerrone that requested the fight.
— Dana White (@danawhite) October 14, 2014
Myles Jury’s manager confirmed to FOX Sports that he and his client were approached by the UFC about the potential fight, and that verbal agreements are in place.
Donald Cerrone is on a five-fight winning streak, most recently beating former Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez. Myles Jury boasts an undefeated pro MMA record of 15-0. He’s won six fights in a row in the UFC’s Octagon.
Both fighters are currently ranked in the top ten of the UFC’s lightweight division, with Cerrone sitting at no. 4, and Jury at no. 8. A win for either man can almost guarantee a highly-ranked opponent for their following fight.