‘Being bad is cool’: Go behind the scenes with Jake Hager at Bellator 221

Gallery Jake Hager def. T.J. Jones at Bellator 221: Best photos Former WWE star Jake Hager returned to action at Bellator 221 in May, and the promotion’s cameras followed him every step of the way through his second fight-night experience as a professional mixed martial artist. The heavyweight known to pro wrestling fans across the […]

The Weekly Grind: Jake Heun pays homage to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ at Rizin FF 16, Garbrandt gets giant back tattoo

The life of a professional fighter isn’t all glitz and glamour. As if getting punched, kicked, kneed, choked and twisted into a pretzel on a regular basis isn’t enough, fighters attract a general wackiness that makes their lives, well…interesting. To commemorate these day-to-day hardships, slip-ups, pranks, and more, we bring you, “The Weekly Grind.” .@JakeHeun […]

Trading Shots: What was the point of Bellator 221 squash match between Jake Hager and ‘beef plant’ guy?

Did Bellator give us an irredeemable squash match by pitting former WWE wrestler Jake Hager against beef plant worker T.J. Jones, or is this just par for the course in MMA? Retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMA Junkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss in this week’s Trading Shots. * * * * […]

Submission Underground 8 results: Jake Shields outworks ‘Mr. VanZant’ Austin Vanderford

Jake Shields’ ability to control position made the difference in the main event of Submission Underground 8, because it allowed him to defeat Austin Vanderford after three overtime periods. Shields struggled to find an opponent for the card before Vanderford, the husband of UFC women’s flyweight contender Paige VanZant that was introduced as “Mr. VanZant,” […]

Trading Shots: What was the point of that Bellator 221 squash match between Jake Hager and the ‘beef plant’ guy?

Did Bellator give us an irredeemable squash match by pitting former WWE wrestler Jake Hager against beef plant worker T.J. Jones, or is this just par for the course in MMA? Retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMA Junkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss in this week’s Trading Shots. * * * * […]

T.J. Jones Predicts First Round Knockout Against Jake Hager at Bellator 221

T.J. “Tombstone” Jones is ready to shock the world by defeating former World Wrestling Entertainment star Jake Hager. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Jake Hager expects to be ready to fight for Bellator heavyweight title in 2020

CHICAGO — At Bellator 221 media day, Jake Hager discussed his upcoming fight against T.J. Jones, juggling his MMA and pro wrestling career, his path to the Bellator heavyweight title, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

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UFC’s Jake Collier accepts 10-month suspension from USADA, claims ‘simple mistake’

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced on Tuesday that Jake Collier has accepted a 10-month suspension term after he declared the use of a product that listed and contained a prohibited substance, and subsequently tested positive for that substance. Collier (11-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) tested positive for Higenamine as the result of an out-of-competition urine sample […]

Jake Collier Accepts 10-Month USADA Suspension for Use of Banned Substance

Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight Jake Collier has accepted a 10-month suspension for testing positive for a banned substance in an out-of-competition sample collected on Dec. 27. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (8 p.m. ET) with Joseph Benavidez (in studio), Jake Hager

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off tonight at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) with guests Joseph Benavidez and Jake Hager. Benavidez is coming off a unanimous decision win over Dustin Ortiz at flyweight at UFC on ESPN+ 1 earlier this month. He’ll co-host the show in the studio and help us figure out the UFC’s flyweight […]

Practically born on a mat, Bellator’s Jake Hager feels his path to MMA will work out best

The former college football player and wrestler, best known as WWE’s Jack Swagger, debuts in MMA at Bellator 214 while also wanting to stay in pro wrestling. In many ways, you can say Jake Hager was almost a born wrestler, since he competed in the sport since the age of five. But after a dozen […]

Bellator 214’s J.W. Kiser feels disrespected by oddsmakers vs. ex-WWE star Jake Hager

LOS ANGELES – If Bellator is trying to get former WWE star Jake Hager an easy win in his MMA debut, J.W. Kiser believes the organization picked the wrong guy. Hager (0-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), who is known in the world of pro wrestling as “Jack Swagger,” will transition to the sport on Saturday to fight […]

Jake Hager on comparisons to Brock Lesnar: ‘My hands are better’

Jake Hager isn’t trading in his wrestling trunks for a pair of mixed martial arts gloves. In fact, the man known as Jack Swagger among professional wrestling fans, plans to balance life both inside the cage with life inside the square circle. But for now, Hager is solely focused on his upcoming professional MMA debut […]

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2813 with Michael Johnson, Jake Ellenberger, George Roop, Yves Edwards

Stream or download Friday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Michael Johnson, Jake Ellenberger, George Roop and Yves Edwards. UFC lightweight Johnson, who is coming off a unanimous-decision win over Artem Lobov, co-hosted the first half of the show in the studio. Recently retired UFC welterweight Ellenberger also co-hosted a portion of the show in […]

Jake Matthews, Tony Martin Booked for Welterweight Clash at UFC Fight Night Adelaide

Jake Matthews will square off against Tony Martin at UFC Fight Night 142. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Ray Cooper III Blows Away Jake Shields, Handesson Ferreira in PFL Welterweight Playoffs

Ray Cooper III was one of the few bright spots for the Professional Fighters League during a lengthy PFL 10 card on Saturday in Washington, D.C. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Jake Shore Remains Unbeaten with First Round TKO in Cage Warriors 97 Headliner

The Welsh revolution is taking Cage Warriors by storm. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Jake Ellenberger Announces Retirement Following TKO Defeat at UFC Fight Night Lincoln

It’s been a tough stretch lately for former welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger, but on Saturday, “The Juggernaut” got to say a heartfelt goodbye in his home state. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Bryan Barberena def. Jake Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night 135: Best photos

Check out these photos highlighting Bryan Barberena’s TKO win over Jake Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night 135 from Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb. (Photos by Steven Branscombe, USA TODAY Sports) View full post on MMAjunkie

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