Don’t feel sorry for Justin Jaynes after losing $25,000 yesterday because he isn’t feeling sorry for himself.
Any MMA gambler can tell you that one of the worst ways to lose a bet is via split decision, especially if it’s a parlay. In Jaynes’s case, there was no parlay; it was a one-legger. But the pain he experienced was worse than any bettor’s because he didn’t just bet big on the fighter; he was the fighter!
Fight Day Arrives
The day arrived, and it was time for Jaynes to seize his vindication by putting his money where his mouth is after expressing big confidence heading into UFC Vegas 30.
“Today is the day I risk everything. My career is on the line, my money is on the line, and I am prepared for any outcome. JAYNES TRAIN “ALL ABOARD #jaynestrained“
As the fight was drawing to its conclusion, Jaynes did all he could in his efforts to leave it out of the hands of the judges and secure the bag!
However, when the judges’ scorecards were read, Jaynes’ disappointment and heartache were visible, as was Charles Rosa’s jubilance at the split decision going his way. Shortly after the fight, Jaynes was ready to face the music and to do so with his head held high sans any regrets.
On Sunday, Jaynes doubled down on being regretless and remains prepared to face the future undeterred.
Justin Jaynes is currently 16-8 as a professional and 1-4 in the UFC, having lost four consecutive fights. So while Jaynes may have his confidence intact after losing $25,000, he may not be able to say the same for his job in the coming days.
It bears pointing out that Jaynes never did post a betting ticket of his alleged $25K bet, so it’s possible he is taking fans for a ride and that the joke is on us. For the sake of his bank account, let’s hope that’s the case.