Two "Challenge" seasons ago ("Free Agents," to be exact), Johnny Bananas sealed his ticket to the finals with a tremendous puzzle performance -- which ultimately paved the way for his record-breaking fifth victory. But, unfortunately for the seasoned veteran, the mind games got the best of him and his cousin Vince during this week's "Battle of the Bloodlines" Pit elimination -- and the family members were forced to leave Turkey (at the hands of his longtime rival Cara Maria and her "cuz" Jamie) right before competing for the grand prize in Berlin.
And looking back on the high-stakes face-off, the "Real World" alum wishes the showdown was a more physical match -- with a different outcome, obviously.
"You want to be able to hold your fate in your hands, and you want to be able to leave it all on the field. And if someone else beats you, and if they brought their A-game and you didn't, you can walk away knowing that you gave it your all and it wasn't enough," Johnny tells MTV News in the clip above. "Puzzles have never been my strong suit."
To hear more from JB about the tension-filled challenge, watch the entire clip -- and share your thoughts on his elimination in the comments. And be sure to catch a brand-new "Battle of the Bloodlines" episode this Wednesday at 10/9c!