Jake Hager, known for his involvement in AEW and his MMA career under Bellator, has officially retired from mixed martial arts.
Hager, who holds a 3-0-1 record in Bellator, last competed in October 2020 at Bellator 250, where he won via split decision against Brandon Calton. In a virtual signing event with K & S WrestleFest, Hager confirmed his MMA retirement and expressed his commitment to focusing on his wrestling career.
“Officially, I’m retired from MMA. I trained hard last year but Bellator was jerking me off and I retired and I am now just focusing on wrestling now. The plan is to continue wrestling. It’s who I am. I’ve been around wrestling since five years old so, I hope I can do it as long as (Chris) Jericho’s doing it so, I just gotta keep on working, keep on getting better.”
Hager has been closely associated with Chris Jericho since joining AEW and plans to continue his wrestling journey. He aims to remain active in professional wrestling and continue improving in the ring.
Jake Hager Announces Retirement From MMA