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Former WWE Star Explains Why He’ll Do Better Than CM Punk In His Upcoming MMA Debut

Former World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger

• Old School WCW Veteran Celebrates His Birthday

Old School WCW Veteran Ernest “The Cat” Miller celebrates his 55th birthday today.

The former Karate / Kickboxing World Champion joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 1997 during the famous Monday Night Wars and wrestled for the promotion till it was bought by the World Wrestling Federation in 2001.

Ernest didn’t join the WWF right away as he still had an AOL Time Warner contract, so decided to stay at home, till he joined the now renamed WWE in late 2002.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAT!

• Former WWE Star Explains Why He’ll Do Better Than CM Punk In His Upcoming MMA Debut

Former World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger (Jake Hager) will be making his MMA debut at Bellator 214 event on January 26th.

He’s going to face J.W. Kiser in a Heavyweight bout.

During a recent interview with TMZ Sports, Swagger was asked why he thinks he’ll be different and better than CM Punk (who has a 0-2 record in MMA) in his MMA fight.

Below is what Swagger said:

“Why am I different? Oh gosh. I hate that I even have to answer this but I like you, so I will. I’m different for so many reasons. One, the weight class is different. Two, I’ve been wrestling since I was five years old, bro. Like I’ve had the bug since I was five years old.

Any form of wrestling I could get my hand on- I’m training, and I’m training at a competitive level and I’ll be honest with you. I was not good at wrestling until my balls dropped, I went through puberty; I put on some weight and I became athletic and less goofy.

But number one, I am different. I have that background to rely on. I’ve been in those spotlights, I’ve been on the national stage where everyone’s busting their a$$ for five months out of a year ready to perform.

I have over 150 Division 1 college wrestling matches, and I’m gonna rely on that as my amateur MMA and boxing career to help me out when the anxiety kicks in; when the bright lights start sweating but like…look at me. For the last twelve years, you tell me the date and the time and I’m there, I’m advertised, I’m performing at a high level…so I don’t know.

Well, I think the biggest thing you’re gonna see is the difference between me and then him, is that I am prepared. I am 100% prepared to take this fight; to go into that Octagon and go into the middle of that cage and inflict my will on anybody.”

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