The former British rugby star set the launch date for MMA. England’s rugby star James Haskell has set the date for the second-largest MMA tournament in the US Bellator.
Having won 77 titles with the British rugby team, athlete James Haskell has announced the end of his 17-year career to debut the professional MMA arena. The attacking player of Wasps and Northampton said for a while that this was a decision he had long considered, after a long time trying with the exercises of mixed martial arts.
“I will not accept this if I do not feel confident doing it. The coach will tell me what to do. It all depends on their planning, training schedule for me and eliminating unnecessary things. ” Haskell shared.
James Haskell was a player in the attacking position of the England rugby team. Having been interested in MMA for a long time, James Haskell joined the London Shootfighter gym 10 years ago to improve his physical foundation. It is also a training ground for MMA stars like Michael “Venom” Page or Mike Shipman, whom Haskell is grateful for when he decides to challenge the new subject.
“They are experts in this field, I’m really looking forward to how they will strategize me” – Haskell excited when talking about his teammates.
James Haskell and “MMA mutants” Michael Page has long been teammates. James Haskell will officially launch MMA at the BELLATOR London event on May 16 in the heavyweight category, and his opponent has not yet been announced. Besides Haskell, recently another rugby star who has moved to MMA quite successfully is Greg Hardy at UFC. With an outstanding physical foundation and a great match for fighting sports, the mixed martial arts arena can be an ideal place for rugby players to find new opportunities for their careers.