jack swagger

Jack Swagger is a former World Champion, and last year he decided to part ways with WWE and pursue other interests. Swagger later announced that he had signed a deal with Bellator, and he confirmed that his plans to fight in 2018.

Swagger has yet to fight in Bellator, but he recently told CBS Sports that training is going well, and the hard work is starting to pay off.

“Training’s great, really good. My sparring partners have been great, really been pushing me. I feel like it’s coming along. I feel like I had a good week last week where a lot of light bulbs came on and I’m growing. The hard work’s paying off and the hard training is only making my body feel better. It’s crazy. When I left [WWE] last year I was pretty banged up and not in that good of shape. And this crossing over into a new world has really forced me to focus on my body and I feel 24 again.”

In regards to when he will be making his MMA debut, Swagger indicated that he’s currently hoping to fight at the end of 2018.

“We’re looking at end of 2018. I got really busy with pro wrestling so we pushed the date back, but at the end of 2018 I’m going to come out and I will make a statement.”

Even though the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion is currently focused on other things, he did note that he has no ill will toward WWE, and he’s not counting out a possible return someday.

“No. No. I look back at my career and I’m very thankful. Successful people don’t look back and waste energy on what could have been and all the stuff that didn’t happen. It’s just a waste of time and a waste of energy. So, it’s tough, but you just move forward and keep doing what you know how to do and work hard and be a good person. And the rest will take care of itself. If my fans want to see me back in the WWE, you know, never say never, but we got a big agenda ahead of us for 2018 that we’re pretty excited about.”

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