Aaron Chalmers has already proved that he is capable of reinventing himself as he went from reality television star to Bellator MMA fighter and he isn’t ruling out another career transition beyond his fight career.
Chalmers, who takes on Corey Browning in the co-main event of Bellator Newcastle this weekend, is considering moving into the world of professional wrestling when all is said and done with MMA.
Speaking on the latest episode of Eurobash, “The Joker” claimed that a trip to a WWE event last summer opened his eyes to a potential move into the industry further down the line.
“I’ve watched wrestling since I was a kid, I was always keeping tabs on it and when I went to Summer Slam in the summer…the atmosphere was just unbelievable. The layout of the whole thing and the atmosphere, it was just amazing,” Chalmers told Eurobash.
“My main priority is MMA for the next four or five years, maybe six years, but later on it would be nice to do a couple of years of wrestling. The plan is to be fully retired by 40 with a good MMA career behind me and a good wrestling career behind me and then I can sit back and say, ‘Look, I’ve done the best I can possibly do.’”
Chalmers underlined that he has no intention to enter the wrestling world until he is content with what he has achieved in MMA.
“I don’t like to put my eggs in all the one basket. I’ve got little goals I’ve set in MMA; I’ve got different targets set every year, or every year or two. I’ll keep plugging away and then once I’m happy with what I’ve done in MMA I’ll switch over to the wrestling scene.”
Check out the latest episode of Eurobash. The Aaron Chalmers interview begins at 53:00.