Jake Hager Talks About How Bellator MMA Looks At His AEW Responsibilities, Says He Wants To Fight In Upcoming MMA Tournament

AEW MMA |By Matt Boone |Mon, May 3, 2021 - 10:45PM EDT
Jake Hager

Jake Hager recently appeared as a guest on the Wrestle Buddies podcast for an interview to promote the big Blood & Guts showdown between The Pinnacle and Inner Circle at this Wednesday night's edition of AEW Dynamite on TNT.

During his appearance on the popular pro wrestling program, the pro wrestling and MMA crossover star spoke about how Bellator MMA handles his AEW responsibilities and how he hopes to be included in the upcoming Bellator MMA Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.

On Bellator MMA being great to him and understanding that AEW is a big priority in his career: "It’s one of those things where one hand helps the other. Right now, Bellator has been great, and understand what a big storyline I’m involved with in AEW and they’ve always been great working with me to have my wrestling career prosper. They know that if I’m a bigger star then they’re a bigger star."

On hoping he is considered for the upcoming Bellator MMA Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament: "I’m very interested in getting back in [the cage]. Of course, I never stopped training and I think they’re going to be having another Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix. Maybe I can toss my name in the hat for that. Since I never stopped training, I’m perfect for Blood & Guts right now. Have any of those guys been locked in a cage with another professional? Nah."

Check out the complete Jake Hager interview from the Wrestle Buddies podcast by visiting Apple.com. H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes.

Make sure to join us here at eWrestling.com on Wednesday night, May 5, 2021, for live AEW Dynamite Blood & Guts results coverage from Daily's Place amphitheater in Jacksonville, Florida.

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