Justin Jaynes has been all over the headlines ever since the fighter revealed that he bet his whole fight purse on himself at UFC Vegas 30 in his fight against Charles Rosa.
Justin Jaynes and Charles Rosa met each other in the octagon at UFC Vegas 30 in the preliminary card. Jaynes prior to the fight revealed in a podcast that he had bet his whole fight purse on himself for that fight. One of the big news networks ESPN picked up that story and made it really popular. The headline received a lot of mixed reactions. The fighter was accused that he did all this for the sake of a publicity stunt.
Recently, Justin went on the What the Heck show of MMA Fighting. “That’s the crazy part because people keep saying, ‘This is a publicity stunt,’” said Jaynes. “Listen, I don’t care if you believe me, I don’t care if you don’t believe me, my family knows that I [expletive] lost. Don’t you think if this was a publicity stunt I would’ve been raving about this weeks prior? There was no mention of it. I only mentioned it to the one podcast, Overtime Heroics, and I believe that might’ve been the only person I mentioned it to. Then, ESPN picked it up and it went big.”
Justin Jaynes slams critics who say it was a publicity stunt
Justin further clarified his criticisms by saying, “If this was a publicity stunt, I would’ve been going crazy about it the whole time. I only mentioned it a couple of times and I barely touched on it when I did. I had no idea it was going to get this kind of hype.” The fighter was on a three-fight losing streak and his loss against Rosa made things worse. But Jaynes still believes in himself.
“I don’t have regrets in the bet that I placed. I don’t have regrets on the decisions I’ve made. Hopefully, me believing in myself inspired someone else to believe in their self and at the end of the day that is what I’m going to chop it up to. Money comes and goes, but belief in yourself needs to be permanent,” said Jaynes.