The #SpeakingOut movement caused lot of pro wrestling companies to make hard decisions when it came to how they wanted to deal with their talent being accused of assault, among other things. WWE decided to release Jack Gallagher back in 2020 for his inclusion in the movement. Gallagher has been away from pro wrestling for a while now and eventually made his professional MMA debut. However, it didn’t turn out the way he would have wanted it to.

Gallagher eventually found his way into Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. Gallagher also competed in the British Independent circuit since 2006. He was also part of the 2016 WWE Cruiserweight Classic and eventually signed with WWE after that.

Gallagher made his pro-MMA debut over the weekend for Full Contact Contender, FCC 32, which aired on UFC fight pass. He competed under his real name Jack Claffey and squared off against Marlon Jones

Shockingly enough, Jack Claffey lost to Marlon Jones in the first round via TKO. Following his loss, Claffey took to Instagram and made it clear that he was disappointed with the result.


“Here’s my favorite photo from last night. Very disappointed in myself and my performance. Happy the night ended with a win for @blackiechan_soda, who’s worked exceptionally hard for it. (Pictured here doing his best Steve Austin impression.) Thank you to everyone that’s reached out. Messages of support are always welcomed and appreciated. One win and one loss in 2022; life is all about balance. Bring on 2023! But first, coffee, cake, and @clara_sinclare.”

Jack Claffey managed to win two amateur fights in 2015 and 2016. We will have to wait and see what the future holds for the former WWE Superstar. For the time being, Claffey knows what he wants to do in life.

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