12 May - 
Jones: Hager ‘tried to hurt me more’ by holding submission

T.J. Jones wasn’t happy that Jake Hager held his submission for a few moments after the referee intervened in their heavyweight bout at Bellator 221.

T.J. Jones speaks with the media about his first-round submission loss to Jake Hager at Bellator 221, Hager seemingly holding the submission after the referee intervened, what it was like fighting a former WWE star on such a big stage, whether he expects to fight for Bellator again, the love he received from new fans throughout fight week, and more.