Ed Ruth signs exclusive, multi-fight contract with Bellator

Bellator has signed another high level wrestler as the California based promotion has signed Ed Ruth to an exclusive, multi-fight deal.Bellator Miller Lite

The signing was announced by Bellator in a press release on Monday.

Ruth is currently training for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil and is considered a shoo-in to make the Olympic team.

“I’ve known for a long time now that after I get Olympic gold around my neck, I was going to go get some MMA gold for my waist,” said Ruth. “I’ve been talking with all the major organizations, and at the end of the day, I really believe in what Scott Coker is doing with Bellator. They’re signing the top talent, they’re putting on exciting fights, and they’re letting me secure my own sponsors. It will be a little while until I step into the cage for the first time — but when I do, everyone they put in front of me is in for a world of hurt.”

After next year’s Summer Olympic games, Ruth is expected to join the Bellator middleweight division.