Former WWE Superstar and the newest addition to the Bellator MMA heavyweight roster, Jake Hager (a.k.a. Jack Swagger), recently spoke with journalist Tom Feaheny this week. Below are some of the highlights from the interview.
On his WWE run: "What stands out to me was he friend's I made there. I will take them guys wherever I go, I'm glad and thankful for the career I had and to leave on my own terms."The door is open, that's the beauty of professional wrestling. Anything can and will happen, you never know."
On preparing for his upcoming Bellator MMA debut: "Training has gone really well so far, guys like Rob Radford, Dave Bautista, Josh Rafferty, that's my team, my family right now. It is a blessing to provide for my family with a living, doing a job I love. It's an honor."
On how Dave Bautista (Batista) has helped him get ready for his first MMA fight: "Anyone who knows Dave, knows about the type of person he is, he has had a lot of success, in and out the ring, he is a good guy, he is passing on the knowledge forward, I am thankful to have him on board."
On signing with independent wrestling promotion 5 Star Wrestling: "It is very exciting, to be at the start of something that is huge. Hopefully we can take advantage of being available to 22 million households in the UK and then go worldwide with that."
Check out the complete Jake Hager interview via the video player embedded above.