Jai Herbert is a British professional mixed martial artist who fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s lightweight category. His professional career record stands at 10 wins and two losses as of June 2021.
Table of Biography
Herbert was born on May 13, 1988, in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England. He is currently 33 years old. Moreover, there is no other information regarding his family background and other educational backgrounds.
On May 28, 2015, Herbert made his professional debut against Omid Muhammadi at Full Contact Contender 12. The duel was won via technical knockout at 0:22 of round 2 for the British martial artist. He was pitted against Martin Sweeney in the next episode of Full Contact, which he won by TKO once more. He collided with Ben Bennett in his third fight.
In round two, Herbert defeated his fellow Englishman, knocking him out at 3:59. He defeated Tony Morgan at BAMMA 25 – Champion versus Champion, forcing him to tap out to his rear-naked choke at 2:19 of the second round.
On December 16, 2016, he lost his first pro fight to Rhys McKee at BAMMA 27 – Duquesnoy versus Philpott. On the undercard of McDermott vs Wolf, the six-foot-one faced Rick Selvarajah in the 29th episode of the same event.
Because of the verdict technical knockout, the former prevailed. He made his Cage Warriors debut in the 94th edition of the competition when he faced Erdi Karatas. After the battle ended in the third round, at 5:00, Herbert was declared the winner by a majority vote. The Wolverhampton-born warrior went undefeated in the next four battles, all of which were held under the Cage Warriors brand. He overcame Joe McColgan, Steve O’Keefe, Jack Grant, and Cain Carrizosa in the process.
On July 25, 2020, he made his UFC debut in the bout Whittaker versus Till. However, the night turned out to be a letdown for him after his opponent, Francisco Trinaldo, defeated him in the third round at 1:30. On June 26, 2021, Herbert will face Renato Carneiro at UFC Apex.
The specifics of Herbert’s bout purses have yet to be revealed. Still, based on the number of fights he’s had, there’s a high chance his career earnings have exceeded $150,000.
Given his celebrity and long history, his basic pay should easily be in the $10,000-$15,000 range per bout. Not to mention the fact that these values are multiplied by two whenever the athlete wins a brawl. They can even go higher if the fighter puts in an amazing performance and a number of knockouts.
There’s also the fight of the night bonus, as well as other minor perks that are believed to help MMA fighters make more money. With ten victories under his belt, Herbert has a lot of clouts when it comes to setting up his purse. According to the best predictions made by many insiders, the UFC debutant earns around $50,000 every fight, if nothing else.
Jaye Haynes is Herbert’s girlfriend at the moment. She is a former professional fighter who now works as a pediatric nurse, fitness instructor, and culinary influencer in the West Midlands of the United Kingdom.
Haynes is also the mother of a child from a prior relationship. She disclosed her baby girl was born when she was 21 in an episode of her Instagram on April 14, 2017. She also recalled how difficult those years were for her, and how she considered “literally” giving up.
Haynes, who graduated with honors, now lives with Herbert and their kid in Wolverhampton. The fighter’s stepdaughter may or may not reside with them.
Since June 2015, Herbert and Haynes have been spotted together. Haynes announced her pregnancy to her Instagram followers on December 2, 2019. On June 12, 2020, she and her warrior boyfriend welcomed their kid, Nico, a year later.
Body measurements and Social media
The handsome martial artist Jai Herbert stands a tall height of 6 feet 1 inch tall. Currently, he weighs around 155 lbs or 70kg.
His Twitter account @jaiherbert2 has currently garnered around 1,375 Followers. However, he is also active on Facebook.