Jake Hager Feels That Bellator Is Trying To "Get Over" As A Promotion


Jake Hager is ready to pick up a win at Bellator 221.

Tomorrow at Bellator 221 which is emanating from the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, the headlining bout set for tomorrow's card is Michael Chandler versus Patricio Pitbull for the Lightweight World Championship and also a part of that Bellator 221 card is former WWE United States Champion Jake Hager who will have his second MMA bout against T.J. Jones who works at a Meat Packing Plant when he is not training in the octagon.

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Hager stated during the event presser that he is heading into Saturday's bout with the intent to wrestle Jones to the mat and while making the rounds on the media circuit to promote the fight, he chatted with Forbes and briefly shared his thoughts about Bellator as a promotion and used a wresting phrase to describe where the promotion currently stands in his view.

“We’re our own business (in Bellator),” Hager said. “We’re all essentially trying to become popular – trying to 'get over' as they say in the pro wrestling business. You want to put asses in seats and you want to sell tickets and you want as many people to see your brand and see it in the light you want it.”


Fightful's coverage article of Bellator 221 goes live tomorrow and to get a look at the updated fight card for the event, head over to Fightful's "events" page.

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