Jack Swagger was recently interviewed by WINCLY. During the interview, he discussed whether he’s spoken with Vince McMahon since he won his MMA debut fight for Bellator, how the training for his next fight is going and more. Here are the highlights:
On His Mentality Following His First MMA Fight:
I’m very excited for what the future holds. Being 1-0 after leaving a dream job at a big company [WWE], I feel pretty good. I feel vindicated and feel that I made the right decision…I’m thankful I have a great team around me and in about a week or so, we’re gonna get back in there for the two-a-days and the fight camp. It’s a really exciting time right now.
On If He’s Spoken To Vince Since The Fight:
Yea he sent me a $10,000 check congratulating me. I tore it up and said ‘This is chump change, Vince.’ I sent him a video tearing up the check… I’m just kidding [laughs].
No we haven’t had a chance to speak, but telepathically I feel his well wishes.
On Whether He & C.M. Punk Have Cleared The Air:
No, I don’t think it’s one of those things where it needed to be cleared because in that message he wished me well. So it wasn’t that much of an issue.
It is what it is. He had a great response as he always does. So, it’s not one of those things that needed to be cleared up.
On How His Training Is Going For His Next Fight:
This is my second full week practicing. I think we’re gonna do six days this week and add running to it.
It’s a very addictive feeling getting your hand raised in there. Everyone says that beforehand, but until you get in there, you just don’t know.
On How He Reacted To Winning:
I lost my cookies. It was awesome. It was a great rush so I’m eager to get back to work because of that feeling.
T.J. is a big, tall guy. He’s a boxer so he’s gonna have hands so I’m gonna have to adjust accordingly. Get him up against the fence and get him down on the mat.
On How Many Fights He Plans On Having:
I think I can commit to a little bit more than tho fights. I’m confident in what we’ve built and I’m confident I can have success as we move up the ranks.
A loss here or something else and all that hard work is down the drain. Right now, I just wanna stay focused and stay to the routine that worked the first fight.
You can listen to the full interview below: