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UFC Vegas 30: Justin Jaynes ready to wage $25,000 purse on himself against Charles Rosa

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UFC lightweight fighter and former Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting (WXC) Lightweight champion Justin Jaynes (16-7) is so full of confidence ahead of his UFC Vegas 30 clash against Charles Rosa (13-5), that he is willing to bet his entire $25K fight purse on himself.

Jaynes and Rosa are slated to face each other on the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Volkov. scheduled on 26th June at the UFC Apex facility in Enterprise, Nevada.

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While Rosa is a regular in the UFC since October 2014, Jaynes made his debut inside the Octagon in June last year at UFC Vegas 3, marking a first round win via technical knockout.

However since then, the “Guitar Hero” has been on a rough patch in the UFC, losing three back to back fights, against Gavin Tucker and Gabriel Benítez at UFC Vegas 6 and UFC Vegas 16 respectively, as well as in his latest appearance in the cage against Devonte Smith at UFC Vegas 18.

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That’s how much I believe in myself: Jaynes high on hopes to trounce Rosa after 3 straight losses

UFC Fight Night Odds, Pick, Prediction for Charles Rosa vs. Justin Jaynes:  Clashing Styles Avail a Pair of Props to Bet on Saturday (June 26)
Charles Rosa (L) and Justin Jaynes (R) will square off at UFC Vegas 30 this weekend.

Despite being on a three fight losing streak, Jaynes is ready to make a remarkable comeback this weekend, and against Rosa, he is ready to put his $25K purse on the stakes, and expressed the same in a recent interview with Overtime Heroics.

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“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,” Jaynes said in the interview.

“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,” the 31-year-old added.

Other than his high confidence ahead of the fight, it’s a must-win situation for Jaynes this Saturday so he can secure his future career in the UFC, and when asked about it, the American did not shy away from admitting it.

 My career is on the line in this fight,” he went on, “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.”

I’m going to be on weight, I’m going to be in shape, and I’m going to smash Charles Rosa come June 26th,” Jaynes acknowledged.

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Saikat Banerjee
Saikat Banerjee
A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.


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