If most WWE fans made a list of superstars they could imagine transitioning to MMA, Jack Gallagher probably wouldn’t be at the top. Actually, since Jack primarily appears on 205 Live, and occasionally on NXT UK, most WWE fans have probably forgotten who he is, even if they’d recognize his umbrella from the 2017 Royal Rumble. The dapper mustachioed Englishmen doesn’t have what you’d call a physically intimidating look, and he’s never been pushed as much of a threat in WWE. However, he actually has an extensive background in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, kickboxing and boxing, and carries a 2-0 record from British amateur MMA, with both wins being first-round submissions.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Bellator MMA, the company where Bobby Lashley and Jack Swagger both fought, is in talks with Gallagher about the possibility of fighting for them. According to WON, no deal has been reached yet, but Bellator is very interested. There’s also no word on how Gallagher’s WWE contract would affect his ability to work with Bellator, but considering talks are already in progress, and we know WWE loves to talk about their people being legit MMA fights, it seems likely they’ll be able to work something out. And if Jack actually manages to win some MMA fights, that can only help his wrestling career when he comes back.