Exclusive: “Put him back into retirement” – Justin Jaynes wants to face Evan Dunham after social media post


Justin Jaynes won his first UFC fight but wasn’t best pleased with some comments from Evan Dunham

Justin Jaynes was speaking exclusively to the Blood, Sweat and Tears podcast about his former training partner Evan Dunham.

While Jaynes recorded the fastest lightweight debut knockout in UFC history, he has a few targets on his mind.

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)

Jaynes beat Frank Camacho in his opening UFC fight and next faces Gavin Tucker. While the 30-year-old named Austin Hubbard as someone he wanted to take on, he also cleared the air regarding his rivalry with Evan Dunham:

“I would love to fight Evan Dunham too. After I won, I really expected him to reach out and say some nice things, be happy for me but the mother****** posts on social media about how he works my ass in training.

“Sit down old man, I’ll slap your ass too.”

While Dunham called out Jaynes right after the win, it hasn’t been smooth sailing for him.


Dunham’s text to Jaynes

Dunham hasn’t been in great form after having lost his last three clashes, however, Jaynes opened up about how much respect he had for his former training partner:

“When I saw his name pop up on my phone, we worked together. When I came to Xtreme Couture he was one of my training partners, I considered him my coach, I am learning from Evan Dunham, UFC guy, Black belt, let’s go.

“He is somebody I would call for advice, so when I opened my phone after my fight, I only answered texts from people who are close to me.”

Evan Dunham lost his last fight
Herbert Burns of Brazil celebrates after his submission victory over Evan Dunham in their bout during UFC 250 (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Jaynes claimed that he felt great first seeing Evan’s text but was surprised that his former coach complained he wasn’t called out:

“Let me tell you this. I never said I would call Evan out, I always told him it would be an honour to fight him, in a respectful way, never in a cocky way.

“But if he wants to bash me on social media, **** that mother******, I will slap that mother******* and put him back into retirement.”

Jaynes also told his rival to call him back once he gets a win under his name. While this rivalry might simmer on, Jaynes spoke about his next fight too.


The 30-year-old lauded his rival and expected it to be a tough fight. Jaynes claimed he would bleed and get hurt, but he would be looking for a second UFC win and hopefully, another bonus too.

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