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Exclusive: “Over-trained the f***” – Justin Jaynes recounts loss against Gavin Tucker and his plans for next UFC fight

Justin Jaynes celebrates his win over Frank Camacho
Justin Jaynes reacts after his victory over Frank Camacho in their lightweight (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Justin Jaynes lost to Gavin Tucker but was keen on returning quickly for his next UFC fight

Justin Jaynes had a hot start against Gavin Tucker in his last UFC clash. However, he was unable to get the win as he submitted to a rear-naked choke in the third round.

This was the 31-year-old’s first UFC loss and his record now stands at 16-5, however, this loss also snapped a five-fight winning streak.

Justin Jaynes in action
Justin Jaynes punches Frank Camacho in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Jaynes took this bout on short notice and the weight cut seemed to have taken a toll on the American. He was speaking to WERMMA recently and was asked if the weight cut affected his performance:

“100%, I am not going to say it was just the weight cut. I over-trained the f*** for that fight man. Minimum, I was doing three to five hours a day of training. Mostly trying to get my weight down.”

Jaynes claimed he didn’t feel perfect during the fight and got dropped with a knee in the third round.

However, Jaynes was happy with how the fight went and how everyone enjoyed it, but he added that losing is never good.

Jaynes also claimed that he was willing to fight Tucker again but only after he got a few wins under his belt.

Ready for Fight Island

The UFC has a couple of events coming up with one at Fight Island and the other at Vegas. Jaynes was asked where he wanted to fight but the 31-year-old said that depended on which weight class he had to appear in:

“It depends on the opponent and the weight class. If it’s going to be a 145 again, I need a longer camp and I want it to be in Vegas. I want to know how everything is going to work here.

“If it is Fight Island though, s*** 155-70, I will show up a day before and make weight.”

While a fight against Tucker could take place later on, Jaynes wanted to also face Clay Guida in the UFC.

Charles Oliveira crowd fans
Charles Oliveira of Brazil (L) punches Clay Guida (R) in the first round in their lightweight bout during the UFC 225: Whittaker v Romero 2 (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Jaynes claimed that he had watched Guida a lot and it would be an honour to face the UFC veteran. Guida also lost his last fight, just like Jaynes, and it will be interesting to see if this clash does happen in the future.

This is an exclusive interview from WERMMA. For more exclusive interviews and content please follow the link.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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