Jake Hager Talks Bellator 214
For those of you not familiar, #JakeHager is the name of the wrestler formerly known as ‘#JackSwagger’ Hager, 36, wrestled for the WWE for roughly 12 years is out the WWE and ready to take on the world of MMA. As of late, a handful of sports journalists have been comparing Hager joining MMA to CM Punk and his stint in the UFC.
Recently, Hager spoke to TMZ Sports and had this to say in regards to the comparisons.
“I’m different for so many reasons. I’ve been wrestling since I was five years old. I have over 150 Division one college wrestling matches, and I’m gonna rely on that as my amateur #MMA and boxing career to help when the anxiety kicks in.
I think the biggest thing that you’re gonna see in the difference between me and him [CM Punk] is that I am prepared. I am 100 percent prepared to take this fight, to go into that Octagon, go in that cage and inflict my will on anybody.”
When punk was at UFC, his weight division was welterweight while Hager in the MMA is in the Heavyweight class.
Many were disappointed as Punk’s career in the #UFC was prolonged for his debut and then quickly ended with Punk’s record being 0-2
Bellator 214 takes place on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at The Forum in Inglewood, California
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