AARON CHALMERS wants to take over the sports and entertainment world by adding pro wrestling and boxing to his MMA career.
The former Geordie Shore star is 5-2 in his MMA career, fighting four times for US promotion Bellator.
Aaron Chalmers has began pro wrestling training
But Chalmers – who latched onto The Joker nickname he was given after his fighting debut – is now eyeing a run in pro wrestling.
His agent has held talks with the WWE with the view of debuting in NXT and the boyhood fan has already started training.
Chalmers, 33, told SunSport: “I’ve always said after Bellator, wrestling is what I want to take up, but I also want to try and run it alongside Bellator as soon as possible.
“I want to keep as busy as I can, if I’m not fighting I’m wrestling.
“I want to try build The Joker brand as big and as worldwide as I possibly can. What better way to fight on Bellator and be on NXT/WWE.
Chalmers is eyeing a stint in the WWE
“I entertained on MTV, which got me over to Bellator and then I can exaggerate it over to WWE. One thing that does not bother me is the cameras.
“What I lack in skillset I make up for in character.”
Chalmers, who lost his last fight in February, wants to return to the cage between October and December before kickstarting his wrestling stint on the sidelines.
But the former ex-reality TV star insists MMA takes priority as he aims for another three more years in the sport and triple the fights.
He said: “Bellator will always be the priority. Eight weeks out from a fight it would be purely MMA, then we would pick the wrestling back up afterwards.
“While I feel I can physically compete at a good standard I’m going to stay in MMA. Another three good years until I’m 36 and try finish with 15-20 fights that would be me done.
Chalmers is 5-2 in his pro MMA career and signed to Bellator
“When I feel like I’m done physically in my body then I’ll call it a day. I was only meant to go in there and have one fight now I’ve had seven so if I can get to 15-20 then I’d be more than happy.”
Chalmers, one of Bellator’s leading stars in Europe, expects promoter Scott Coker to encourage the wrestling move, and reckons the deal will go “hand in hand”.
He even planned to make his boxing debut this year, following negotiations with Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren.
But the breaks were pulled after his recent defeat, though still Chalmers wants to box at the end of next year – with his triple header helping to fund his dream Lamborghini.
He explained: “My agent had spoken to Frank Warren about me fighting. I actually had a fight pencilled in but I lost my last MMA fight.
“So I need to redeem myself in my next few MMA fights and then boxing is on the cards too.
“That’s another thing we’re looking at, my agent spoke to Frank Warren’s son that he was dealing with but I lost my last MMA fight.
“We want to go into boxing off the back of a good couple of MMA wins, so that is something I expect to happen at the end of next year.
“We’re going to have a busy couple of years, I want to buy a Lamborghini next year so the more work the better.”
Chalmers wants to make his boxing debut next year
Source: Boxing - thesun.co.uk