Bellator MMA Signs Former WWE Superstar Jack Swagger To Fight Contract; Will Compete In Heavyweight Division In 2018

first_imgFrom the squared circle to the octagon, Jack Swagger is back. That’s right, the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion is now an MMA fighter.Swagger, whose real name is Jake Hager, announced on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani that he had signed a deal with Bellator MMA and will compete in their Heavyweight division starting in 2018. Eli Mooneyham Related TopicsJack Swagger Just announced in studio on #TheMMAHour with @arielhelwani, @RealJackSwagger is now a part of the heavyweight division! #BellatorNation pic.twitter.com/6VXMACJQkX— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) November 13, 2017Swagger left WWE earlier this year and is now the latest professional wrestler to make the jump to MMA after CM Punk. Swagger had success at Oklahoma University with a school-record 30 pins in the 2006 wrestling season. The former All-American will look to have success in the combat sports world that can resemble that of fellow collegiate wrestler Brock Lesnar. Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.last_img read more