Jake Hager and notorious MMA legend Jon Bones Jones recently shared an exchange on Twitter. Jones said that the two were going to have a grappling match. Hager was upset because Jones referred to him as a former WWE champion.
Rumors swirled about a fight between Hager, a star in both wrestling and MMA, and the controversial former UFC champion. Hager denied it. He recently appeared on Throwing Down w/ Renee & Miesha where he explained what he knows.
“I was at dinner one night and just got the phone call from my head coach, Josh Rafferty, and he’s like, ‘Hey, what’s up, man? I got a great situation for you. If you’d like you should just say yes. Before I even tell you what it is. I’m like, ‘Alright.’ I love Josh. He’s the man. I’m like, ‘Yes.’
Then, he tells me I’m like, ‘Okay, yes, we’ll make it happen.’ So as far as I know, We’re waiting from then on to just do the negotiation, and finalize everything and [Jon Jones] jumped the gun a little bit, made that Twitter announcement, we hadn’t had anything signed.
I know my response was a little bit harsh but you know, you got to get get my name right, You gotta get my company right, Because, if, you want to work with me, and everybody does—”
It sounds like Jones jumped the gun before the paperwork was written up. Hager sounds like he’s up for the fight. Fans will have to wait and see if this ever materializes.
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