Bellator 243’s Myles Jury: “I feel like I’m a guy that Bellator needs”

Jury to face fellow former WSOF champion at Bellator 243.

Set to battle with Georgi Karakhanyan on Friday night, Myles Jury doesn’t care who is across the cage from him. Jury feels as though he could face anyone and record a win on his resume.

“I feel confident,” Jury told Cageside Press. “I have no control over what my opponents do, what he’s saying, whatever. All I can do is concentrate on myself, and do my best on Friday night.”

Jury is confident in his skillset, and is super excited to be returning to the cage after the whole pandemic aspect of things.

“I [was] already in shape, just fought, I had a little bit of time before the fight, when it was initially [given] to me. I thought, great, it’s awesome, let’s go,” said Jury.

Jury admits some parts of training camp were different, but for the most part it was more of the same. The approach may have changed but the goals never did.

“I had to stay away from people during camp. Stay with just certain training partners, certain coaches. Limit myself from going out and doing things. But the main meat and potatoes is the same,” said Jury. “Sprints need to be done, the heavy pad work, the sparring needs to be put in, the grappling. Nothing there changed.”

If anything, the main difference was the number of breaks in his training camp, as the bout was pushed back several times.

As for where this win puts Jury in the stacked lightweight division? He believes anyone in the top of the weight class is due to see him in the cage.

“A win puts me right up in the top” Jury told Cageside Press. “I feel like this division’s wide open. I feel like I’m a guy that Bellator needs. And I’m looking forward to stepping into that role and being that guy.”

One name in particular, of course, interests him: the champ. “Maybe [Patricio] Pitbull. I would like that match-up down the road.”

Bellator 243 takes place this Friday, August 7 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. The main card airs live on Paramount Network and DAZN.