Former WWE champion Jack Swagger (aka Jake Hager) has already announced that he’ll make his pro-MMA debut on the undercard of Bellator 214.
He will be facing JW Kiser at the show. After departing from the WWE, he announced his intent in November 2017 to fight professionally. This event is scheduled to take place on January 26, 2019 at The Forum in Inglewood, California and will air on Paramount Network and DAZN.
Swagger recently spoke with TampaBay.com about his plans to use his WWE exposure to his advantage with the new career.
“One of the best pieces of advice I ever got in professional wrestling was use the exposure from cable’s number one rated television show to transition and move on to what you want to go into next.”