Justin Jaynes tempted fate prior to his UFC Fight Night 190 bout against Charles Rosa on Saturday night when he bet his entire fight purse that he’d win.
Unfortunately for the 31-year-old it proved to be a $25,000 gamble that didn’t pay off as he’d go on to lose the fight by split decision, but Jaynes insists that he’s not bitter about it.
“No regrets,” Jaynes wrote on Instagram post-fight. “I said it before the fight and I’ll say it again. I was prepared for all outcomes. If anyone thinks me losing this bet is going to break me they are sadly mistaken.”
Many people questioned the move pre-fight, particularly since Jaynes job security in the UFC was already in a precarious position, having lost his previous three in a row, including being submitted by Gavin Tucker followed by back-to-back TKO losses against Gabriel Benitez and Devonte Smith.
Still, it’s too late to turn back now and Jaynes is now doing his best to move on and retain his sense of humor despite the self-inflicted wound to his bank balance.
“It’s what it is, highest highs and the lowest lows,” Jaynes wrote. “Ain’t no thing but a chicken wing. I think Walmart might be hiring security anyways.”