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Myles Jury moving to featherweight, joins new team at Power MMA & Fitness

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: (L-R) Myles Jury kicks Diego Sanchez in their lightweight bout at UFC 171 inside American Airlines Center on March 15, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: (L-R) Myles Jury kicks Diego Sanchez in their lightweight bout at UFC 171 inside American Airlines Center on March 15, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Top 10 ranked fighter Myles Jury is making a few changes to his career including a new weight class and a new team to help him prepare for his next bout in the Octagon.

Jury announced on Monday that he would be dropping down to the featherweight division for his next fight in the UFC after competing exclusively at 155 pounds in his previous bouts with the promotion.

Jury is a former 'Ultimate Fighter' competitor who is currently ranked No. 8 in the world at lightweight, but he will make the move down to 145 pounds for his next bout later this year.

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"Myles was tested a little over 16-percent body fat and not exactly eating the best," Jury's manager Ryan Hass said when speaking to FOX Sports. "One of his great changes this year was finally getting his nutrition intake at the highest level by starting with George Lockhart at FitnessVT.com.

"Now he's held onto his size while dropping the bad weight and ready to take over the featherweight division."

The move down to featherweight also comes with a big change to Jury's team as he has left Alliance Training Center in San Diego while joining a mass exodus of fighters who will now begin training at Power MMA & Fitness in Gilbert, Arizona.

Power MMA & Fitness is led by former UFC fighter Aaron Simpson with fighters such as Ryan Bader and C.B. Dollaway training out of the gym.

Jury will be training full time at Power MMA & Fitness while stating that several of his teammates will also made the same move. UFC lightweight Johnny Case will also join the team at Power MMA & Fitness along with Michael Chandler, Justin Lawrence and Luis Saldana.

Jury and his teammates have already started to work with the team in Arizona while he mends a few injuries so he can make his return to action later this year.

Jury was originally expected to appear at FOX UFC Fight Night in Chicago two weeks ago, but an injury forced him to drop out of his scheduled fight. Now when he comes back to the Octagon, Jury will take a fight at featherweight as he embarks on a new stage of his career.