Jack Swagger (real name Don Hager) has signed with Bellator MMA and will fight at the heavyweight level; he could also be a replacement if needed in the grand prix style tournament.
Hager was released from WWE in March of 2017 after requesting his release. Hager was with the WWE for nearly 10 years including his time in developmental. Hager's time in WWE was very roller coaster-like, winning their World Heavyweight Championship; however, personal issues cost him that championship run and he and the company never repaired it.
Hager, now 35, wrestled collegiately at the University of Oklahoma in 2006 and was an All American.
Hager has no formal MMA training and we wish him luck with his new opportunity.