Pro wrestler turned MMA fighter Jack Swagger (aka Jake Hager) spoke to Chris Van Vliet of WSVN-TV for a new interview. You can see highlights below, and the full interview above.
The advice Vince McMahon gave him before his MMA debut:
"He sent me a text message and told me not to lose kind of as a 'ha ha'. But I think it was really cool we had R Truth doing the entrance and he went to Vince and Vince said yeah go do it man, go out there and support this guy. I think it was like everyone else, they came in and supported me and wanted to help me and I'm very humbled and honored."
Pro wrestling was the main reason he chose Bellator over UFC:
"We talked with UFC briefly but it was really Bellator the whole time. and I'm very glad to be there... they've been great. One of the reasons I went with Bellator is they realized how popular wrestling is, especially independent pro wrestling. They were like 'You're a big name, go continue being a big name. Make yourself a bigger name. We like that.' You would think most companies would like you to go and make yourself a bigger name but we won't get into that."
The details of his contract with Bellator:
"It's 6 fights or 3 years."