Bellator Signs Former WWE Wrestler Jack Swagger (Jake Hager)

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  1. savemgs

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    Dan the Beast Severn Mark the hammer Coleman the world's most dangerous man ken Shamrock John Fitch Jason Mayhem Miller and the first 5 years of Dan Henderson's career.

    None of them exactly had good stand-up ability.

    And considering the competition that he will be competing against as long as he's not completely inept he should be okay.
     
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    Hopefully he comes to AKA to camp with CAIN CORMIER AND ROCKHOLD.




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    Will do better than cm punk without a doubt
     
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    Dan severn was training judo in college! Mark Coleman yeah I can see that but that was a different time and I understand hager has a good wrestling skill level but even on the mats he's no hendo? Dan was an Olympian
     
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    The guy has an actual legitimate wrestling background unlike CM Punk. Like Brock Lesnar, I wish guys like these started fresh out of college and not well into their 30’s. You don’t get too many genuine athletes of this size too often in combat sports.
     
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    Could be an interesting watch. He'll also have a good reach with his freakishly long arms.
     
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    UFC should have nabbed him. Bellator is grabbing all the big signings and doing a better job of developing their talent than UFC..
     
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    On top of that, he was a super high level football player too. He is like a bigger Stipe that was a high level wrestler but his athletic prowess extended to other sports.
     
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    throw him in there like Brock, put him up against Texas Crazy horse
     
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    I can see Swagger doing alright, actually. I'm no wrestling fan, far fucking from it, but I know he's a big boy and has legitimate grappling background/credentials. Bellator will give him absolute clowns - 1-3 250lb 5ft 9in lads from Kentucky and stuff - until he gets to about 8-0.
     
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    The thing is pro wrestling will always try to get these guys before they can even consider MMA.
     
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    With all that wear-and-tear from pro-wrestling, I don't think Swagger wants his knees to be demolished as well.
     
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    He's big and he can wrestle. Expect a lot of shameless LNP
     
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    Look at that reach!

    JAB! JAB! JAB!
     
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    Make him an alternate for the tournament.
     
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    Would not be a horrible first opponent. Herring has terrible wrestling defense so this would play up Swaggy's strength.
     
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