Haynes is starring in CMTs new reality series, Ty Murrays Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge, where he and other celebs test their buckin bull ridin skills for a chance to compete at an official Professional Bull Riders event in Nashville, Tennessee.
While Haynes took the competition by the horns, he admits there was one thing standing between him and bull riding success a 2,000-pound bull named Grandpa.
Says Haynes: I rode this old, bastard bull named Grandpa about eight times, and every time, he would kick my butt and knock me off in no time. I couldnt believe I kept getting beat by an old man! We were rivals and all I wanted was to buy him so I could make a pair of boots out of him!
Although Haynes got plenty of bumps and bruises from his battles with the bull, in the end, Grandpa taught Haynes a valuable lesson that he will carry into the UFC ring.
Haynes explains, Bull riding changed my entire outlook on fighting. I rode a 2,000-pound animal with hoves and horns and lived through it, so when I see a 185-pound guy in the ring Im ready to take him on. It definitely made me a better athlete.
Ty Murrays Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge premieres August 10th.
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