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Exclusive: “It would be an honour” – Justin Jaynes wants to fight UFC “legend” Clay Guida at Fight Island

Justin Jaynes wants to fight Clay Guida

Justin Jaynes also believed that Clay Guida should be in the UFC Hall of Fame

UFC star Justin Jaynes might have lost his last clash but the American isn’t all that upset with the result.

The 31-year-old was a little disappointed to lose to Gavin Tucker in his second UFC outing. However, he was still pleased that it was an entertaining fight and gave the fans something to cheer about.

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)

While the American has healed up from his injuries from that clash, he was asked during an interview by WERMMA who he wanted to fight next.

The 31-year-old wanted to fight a veteran of the Octagon, and was hopeful of it taking place at Fight Island:

“I was talking to Jason, my manager, and if we go to Fight Island, it would be an honour to fight Clay Guida right now.

“A legend of the sport, last fight, I lost my last fight, it only makes sense. It’d be at 155 and being a huge Clay Guida fan, I think there is no bigger form of respect I guess than to call out one of your favourite fighters of all-time.”

Jaynes repeated that both Guida and he lost their last fights, and wanted to slug it out at 155. He added that he would become a fanboy at the weigh-ins and take photos with Guida.

He also claimed that fighting Guida would be a staple in his career. Jaynes added that Guida is a legend and deserved to be in the Hall of Fame, even though he never won a title.

Want a rematch

Jaynes also spoke about possibly facing Tucker again in the UFC. The 31-year-old got a couple of good hits early on but he lost gas during the final round of the clash.

This allowed Tucker to lock in a rear-naked choke for the win. However, Jaynes is open to a rematch but only after getting a few wins under his belt:

“A couple of small adjustments that I have to work on. If I get two-three wins in a row, you bet your a** I am calling out Gavin Tucker for a rematch.”

Clay Guida lost his fight at UFC Las Vegas 3
(L-R) Bobby Green punches Clay Guida 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)

The 31-year-old also highlighted that he over-trained for his last clash and the weight cut also took a toll on the day of the fight.

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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