Jones tweeted on Saturday that he will take on AEW wrestling superstar Jake Hager on December 9, 2021, for Fury Grappling.
Hager, who is also known as Jake Swagger, is also a 3-0 mixed martial artist who is currently signed with Bellator.
“Breaking News!!” Jones wrote. “I’m excited to announce I’ll be competing for the number one grappling organization in the world, Fury Grappling! December 9th I’ll be in New Jersey competing against WWE superstar and undefeated Bellator heavyweight Jack swagger.”
A fan then corrected Jones that Swagger wrestles for AEW, not WWE, and that his first name is Jake, not Jack. Jones revealed that he had just found out about the match and knows little of the wrestler.
“Thanks, yeah I just found out today,” Jones wrote. “Don’t really know much about him yet
“I guess I better switch to edibles for a while, need to get these lungs right lol,” Jones continued.
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Hager Says He Hasn’t Signed a Contract to Grapple Jones
In response to Jones’ tweet about the grappling match, Hager said he has yet to sign a contract, but is willing to “talk” if “terms are right.”
“First of all it’s @AEWonTNT and undefeated @BellatorMMA heavyweight Jake Hager, secondly no terms have been discussed or contract signed,” Hager tweeted. “We can talk if terms are right.”
Hager last competed in MMA in October 2020 when he defeated Brandon Calton by split decision at Bellator 250. He’s 3-0 with two submission victories, as well as a no contest.
Both of Hager’s first-round submissions came by triangle choke, defeating TJ Jones at Bellator 221 in May 2019 and JW Kiser at Bellator 214 in January 2019.
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Jones Says He’s Been ‘Motivated’ Lately, Figured Out ‘Changes’ He’ Needed to Make
As fight fans know, Jones was arrested in September and charged with a misdemeanor and a felony. He was accused of pulling his fiance’s hair and headbutting a police car while in Las Vegas, hours after his UFC 165 fight with Alexander Gustafsson was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.
Weeks removed from the incident and Jones says he’s newly motivated and has pinpointed changes he’s needed to make.
“Never confuse having a bad season in life with actually living a lousy life,” Jones tweeted. “I have a great life, so much to be proud of, that I’ve earned for my beautiful family. Right now, I’m doing more for my community than any other person I know. I have been focused, i’ve been motivated.”
“I am blessed to have been able to identify the changes I needed to make,” Jones continued. “I know I’m a good man, a blessed man. I’ll carry on a such.”