WWE's Jack Gallagher Set For Bellator MMA Fight?

Could the 205 Live star be set for a shock career change?

Jack Gallagher
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Jack Gallagher currently finds himself trapped on 205 Live's lower tiers, with the English grappler lucky to wrestle more than once a month, though he has made a handful of sojourns to the growing NXT UK brand since the turn of the year.

Now, it looks like the 29-year-old could be set for a shock mixed martial arts return with Bellator.

This is according to Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer/Figure 4 Online's Daily Update. He writes that there is some interest in Gallagher from Bellator's side, and while no deal has been made, talks are currently ongoing.

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If Jack is allowed to compete for Bellator, it won't be the first time he has fought in a mixed martial arts cage. Gallagher has an undefeated 2-0 record in British amateur MMA, had trained in Brazilian jiu-jitsu for eight years prior to his WWE signing, and is also well-versed in boxing and kickboxing.

On top of this, Gallagher received the bulk of his pro-wrestling training from Billy Robinson, whose gritty, shoot-influenced catch style is transferrable to MMA. If he makes the jump, this won't be another CM Punk scenario, though whether or not WWE will let Jack proceed is debatable.

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