Steven Muehlhausen Contributor @SMuehlhausenMMA Updated at 2:46 p.m. ET Updated at 2:46 p.m. ET Jake Hager, better known by his ring name Jack Swagger, has had a stellar professional wrestling career. Coming out of the University of Oklahoma as an All-American wrestler, Hager signed with WWE in 2006. During his time in the company under the Swagger persona, he won his first title in the promotion in Jan. 2009, winning the ECW champion. After winning The Money in the Bank ladder match at Wrestlemania 26, Hager cashed in his MITB briefcase on March 30, 2010, and captured his first and only world heavyweight championship. At Wrestlemania 29, Hager was in a high profile match against Alberto del Rio, but came up short. Hager left the company in March 2017 and performed on the independent scene. However, in November of 2017, Hager decided to pursue something he’s wanted to do for a long time, and announced that he had agreed to a multiyear contract with Bellator MMA. The 36-year-old will make his MMA debut on Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. at Bellator 214 when he faces J.W. Kiser. Hager took time out of his busy schedule to discuss with Sporting News the… Read full this story
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