AEW’s Jake Hager recently chatted with Renee Paquette and UFC’s Anthony Smith on SiriusXM.
During the podcast, he addressed Jon Jones’ recent comments about a grappling match between himself and Hager for the Fury Professional Grappling promotion. Hager responded by noting that he hadn’t signed anything just yet.
“Well I don’t know what’s going on because I’m training, I’m ready. As far as I know, it’s on and then it got quiet on his end. I don’t know if he saw my resume and was like, ‘Ouuu, this is an Oklahoma country boy I don’t wanna wrestle with.’ Maybe he saw that I wrestled for AEW and he got a little scared. You know, everybody wants to work for AEW so maybe he wants to get a job so I’m wondering, Jon, come out of hiding. Prove that you’re still the GOAT and I’ll put in a good word with Tony [Khan] for you. You know, I work with GOATS every single day Jon. I work with the GOAT of pro wrestling Chris Jericho so I’m like a farmer of GOATS and I can also wrestle a little bit. I think he’d wanna see that.”
“I was at dinner one night and just got the phone call from my head coach Josh Rafferty and he’s like, ‘Hey what’s up man? I got a great situation for you.’ He’s like, ‘You should say yes before I even tell you what it is’ and I’m like, ‘All right.’ I love Josh, he’s the man. I’m like, ‘Yes’ and then he tells me and I’m like, ‘Okay, yes. Go make it happen’ and so as far as I know, we were waiting from then on to just do the negotiations and finalize everything and he jumped the gun a little bit, made that Twitter announcement. We hadn’t had anything signed. I know my response was a little bit harsh but you know, you gotta get my name right, you gotta get my company right because you wanna work with me.”
H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcript