In the main card of Bellator 221 which took place at the Allstate Arena in Rosemond, Illinois the former WWE superstar Jack Swagger took on T.J Jones and won the fight via submission in the first round.
The fight ended as most MMA fans expected it to end. 29-year old TJ Jones from Missouri and a father of six kids had a professional record of 1-1-0 going into this fight and he hadn’t fought since October of 2017.
In the opening seconds of round 1, Swagger threw few jabs and scored a takedown. He then followed up with an Americana attempt, but TJ Jones successfully managed to escape the submission. But his escape didn’t last long as Swagger managed to get a hold of Jones in an arm triangle, which results in Jones taping out immediately.
However, Swagger didn’t let go of Jones even after he had tapped out, instead, the 6-foot-7 tall wrestler turned MMA fighter clung to Jones a little longer. When Swagger did release his grip, referee Mike Beltran was extremely upset with him and told him to stay away from Jones.
But during the post-fight interview, Jack Swagger looked like he was inside the WWE ring and not the Bellator octagon. He made an interesting relevance. He said that he had a boner.
Jack Swagger, how are you feeling after that big win tonight? pic.twitter.com/ORrOspsEUS
— Eating Alone at the Michael Jordan Restaurant (@BoxrecGrey) May 12, 2019
“I am rock hard right now with emotion, I got a Boner,” Jack Swagger said.