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Jake Hager On the Status of His Bellator Deal, Not Fighting in 2021

December 2, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Jake Hager has provided an update on his MMA career and how many fights are on his Bellator contract. The Bellator and AEW star spoke with Renee Paquette and Miesha Tate’s Throwing Down w/ Renee & Miesha, and you can see some highlights below (per Wrestling Inc:

On taking 2021 off from his MMA career: “So it’s been a year since my last fight. I had surgery in April, so I really kind of just took this year to myself and kind of deal with the recovery. It had a lot to do with pro wrestling. I was literally going to shows out of surgery. So it was cool to get back and just kind of step back and relax, and look my body and let my body heal.

“I think that’s a big word that all MMA guys can say, heal. Now at the end of the year, I’m starting to train again. I’ve got a teammate that’s training for a bare-knuckled MMA fight, so I’ve been getting back in there, having a lot of fun, getting the itch.

On his Bellator status: “I think next year I’m going to aim for two fights. I’ve got two more fights remaining on my Bellator contract, so I’m aiming to do that in 2022. Maybe in April, maybe May. We’re just going to go there. Right now I’m a top ten undefeated heavyweight, so I know the competition is going to increase. But we’re ready, we stay ready, this is the time to capitalize and no one’s going to take that away from me.”

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