Myles "The Fury" Jury
Born: October 31, 1988
City: Hazel Park, MI
Current City; San Diego, CA
Current Gym: Victory MMA in San Diego, CA (attends Alliance & The Arena)
Fight Weight: 170
Accreditation: Brownbelt in Jiu Jitsu
Pro MMA Record: 9-0 Debut fight as amateur was in 2005
BJJ Competition: 64-4 9 years experience
Amateur Kickboxing: 4-0-2- 7 years of expereince
The Long Journey Begins With Just One Step; Here Comes Myles “Fury” Jury
To be undefeated in mixed martial arts competition is a rare thing these days- especially when youonly seek out tough competition. Then again, Myles “Fury” Juryis not you average mixed martial artist. At just 21 years old, Jury is what the experts refer to as ‘the new breed of the sport’; a hybrid fighter, well versed in all aspects of the demanding game. And, when you combine the baby faced looks of a Hollywood actor with the ferocity and tenacity of a young Mike Tyson, you’re left with a dangerous concoction of a modern day warrior with tunnel vision, glaring all the way to the top.
It’s all a means to an end. It’s a quest to be the best in the world and someday become a God standing amongst mortals, standing proud with the glimmering hardware of the world championship belt firmly strapped around his waist.
Myles Jury was born on October 31, 1988 in Hazel Park, Michigan. His parents divorced when he was just two years old. He had an average childhood. He attended school and lived with his father.
Of course, becoming a product ofa broken home, children often find themselves in the middle of their parents personal battles. It was no different for Myles. Adversity became all too familiar and many times he felt alone and longing for acceptance.
His acceptance came in the form of a competitive sport; the basis for his martial art foundation. Inseventh grade, he joined the wrestling team at Beecher Junior High, going 12-2 his first year out. Finally, an outlet for all of his frustrations. The harder he trained, the better he performed. It became an addiction.
Competition became his best friend. And, he learned how to turn a negative situation into a positive outcome. When he turned thirteen, Jury began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Don Richard, a highly respected black belt under BJJ legend, “Caique”. When he was fourteen he began his transition intoMMA: Mixed Martial Arts. It seemed to be a natural fit with his grappling experience. He was drawn to the sport and seeing how happy training and learning made him, his family gave their full support.
However, training and actually fighting are two different things. And when your teenage son decides to step in the ring for real, feeling change…. Quickly!
Jury recalls, “I decided to take my first fight when I was fifteen because I loved to train and wanted tocompete and use the skills I was being taught. I don’t even think I told my family when I was going to fight, but once they found out they were not terribly happy. I won that fight, but I remember the adrenaline rush and the nervousness that comes along with it. I guess that really never goes away, but now days, my experience helps to get me through the nervous moments.”
Not wanting to follow in the footsteps of his father, who was a roofer by trade, Jury moved to nearby Fenton, Michigan with his mother and stepfather when he was in ninth grade, so he could concentrate more on his wrestling and martial arts. He wanted to give his craft the focused it deserved.
He worked throughout the Summer’s as an assistant to his step father who was a mechanic, but that was not the job for him either. He was not opposed to hard work. After all, hard work and dilligence is the true basis of any martial artist. However, there was something better out there. Jury knew that if he stayed tru to his path, his destination for greatness could become a reality.
It was at that point he decided that combat sports was the field he wanted to pursue.
When it comes to today’s youth, you’re hard pressed to find a kid with the passion and drive as Myles Jury. During his high school years, many of his classmates went out for baseball,football and basketball; sports Jury dabbled in as a young child. Others worked part time jobs at the mall. Not Myles though. He spent his free time in the gyms honing his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and fine tuning his passion for kick boxing, wrestling, and the other peices associated with the MMA puzzle. There was focus and dedication, even from a young age when distractions are almost inevitable.
His senior year of high school, Jury won the district championship and went on to become All State taking fifth place. Today, his picture still hangs on the wall at Fenton High School.
After high school, his passion for combat sports grew deeper. He trained. He dreamed. He competed. He’s won the Arnold’s World Championship purple belt divison. He’s won many local Jiu Jitsu tournaments such as the Champions Challenge, Michigan Open, Can-American Championships, Relson U.S. Championships, and even won the Arnold’s Gi and No Gi 18 and under divison. His mixture of wrestling and Brazilan Jiu Jitsu makes him a threat for anyone who dares to hit the mat with him.
Eventually, the fights came more often and the stage became larger. Training became more seriousand the focus became more intense. In 2010, Jury received his brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He isexpected to receive his black belt in 2012. He has become a regular on one of the original big shows for MMA competition; King of the Cage.
He’s never been defeated.
Jury has ammassed a perfect 9-0 professional mixed martial arts record. He’s gone 64-4 in his nineyears of Jiu Jitsu experience, and 4-0-2 in kickboxing.
Today, Jury calls sunny San Diego, California home. He’s a roommate to UFC superstar, Jeremy “LilHeathen” Stephens and trains throughout the day at Victory MMA, Alliance and The Arena. He’s had the opportunity to learn from and train with world class athletes. He is on the path to becoming one himself. The sky is the limit for Myles Jury.
He has made a promise to himself to become the best. His dreams and goals have never changed. Spend fifteen minutes with Myles Jury and you would never know about any of the trials and tribulation he endured as a youth. He is full of positivity. He surrounds himself with it.
Myles Jury is patiently waiting to get the call to someday compete amongst the best in the world. He has mentally and physically prepared his whole life for this. But, until then he will keep getting better and better, day after day, and month after month. And when the times comes, his opponents better beready. Here comes Myles “Fury” Jury.