Jack Swagger Signs With Bellator MMA


Jack Swagger announced on Monday on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani that he had signed a contract with Bellator MMA to compete in its heavyweight division. Swagger, real name Jake Hager, said he’ll be making his debut in 2018.

Swagger was in the WWE for 11 years before being granted his release back in March. He’s a former WWE World Heavyweight Champion and United States Champion.

Hager was a standout at the University of Oklahoma as a wrestler as he set the Oklahoma single-season record for most pins in a season with 30 in 2006. He was also an All-American that year in the 129kg (285 pounds) weight class. He has never competed as a pro-MMA fighter.

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