Former WWE name Jack Claffey (Jack Gallagher) has signed with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC).
the promotion announced Claffey’s signing on Facebook, revealing that the former WWE cruiserweight will make his debut later this year. BKFC captioned the post:
** Just Signed ** Jack Claffey has just signed with BKFC and will be making his debut in mid 2022!
Claffey currently has a 2-0 record in MMA, most recently defeating Cesar Valencia via submission in 2016.
was released by WWE in June 2020, the same day as a sexual misconduct allegation was made public as part of the #SpeakingOut movement. Claffey addressed the allegations in a now-deleted statement on Twitter (via POST Wrestling):
In 2014, at a New Year’s Eve party, I met a young woman and my behaviour towards her was inappropriate. As this party was nearly six years ago and I had drunk quite a larger amount of alcohol that night, unfortunately, I do not recollect what happened. I wish to make it clear that drinking is not an excuse for my behaviour that night. I want to express my deepest regrets, and I am genuinely sorry for the upset that I have caused.
Following these allegations, I proactively contacted the Head of WWE Talent Relations to take responsibility for my actions, as I was aware that the woman who made the allegations and I had both attended the same New Year’s Eve party. I was then informed that this would be a breach of the company ethics policy, and this is what led to my release form my contract with the WWE.
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