Jaynes betting his whole UFC Vegas 30 fight purse on himself
Justin Jaynes before fighting Devonte Smith at a UFC event in February 2021 | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC
“I’m betting close to 25K that I’m winning my fight because that’s how much I believe in myself,” Jaynes said.
Justin Jaynes is that confident ahead of his fight with Charles Rosa this weekend that he is betting his entire fight purse on himself to win.
Jaynes will fight Rosa on the preliminary card of UFC Vegas 30 this Saturday, June 26th. Coming into this fight after losing his last three UFC appearances all by stoppage, the stakes couldn’t be higher for the 31-year-old Jaynes.
“My career is on the line in this fight,” Jaynes told Overtime Heroics. “Charles’s career is on the line in this fight; he’s coming off of a loss as well. I’ve been an underdog four times in a row, and if Charles thinks I’m just going to roll over, then he will be sadly mistaken because I’m bringing the heat.”
The oddsmakers currently have Jaynes as a +150 underdog against Rosa. If Jaynes is to bet $25,000 on himself to win, it would return a generous $62,500. Jaynes went on to say it wasn’t just him betting on himself, but his coaches also.
“As soon as the betting line comes out between Justin Jaynes and Charles Rosa, I’m putting my entire fight contract on myself, and my coaches are doing that as well. I’m betting close to 25K that I’m winning my fight because that’s how much I believe in myself. This is all in for me, and if I lose this fight, I do not get paid and my coaches do not get paid either. And that won’t be as bad as losing my job of being in the UFC.
UFC Vegas 30 will be headlined by a heavyweight fight between Ciryl Gane and Alexander Volkov.