*Confirmed* Bubba Jenkins released by Bellator, now a free agent
Bubba Jenkins has been released by Bellator and is free to pursue other opportunities
In what seems like odd news, Bellator has released Bubba Jenkins from his promotional contract, leaving him a free agent. Jenkins (11-3) went 8 and 3 in Bellator and has won 3 of his last 4 fights, making his release all the more surprising.
Jason Floyd of The MMA Report was the first to report the news. Since then, sources at Bellator confirmed with MikeSwick.com that Bubba Jenkins has been cut. It will be interesting to see in the coming days if we hear any additional details on the split.
Jenkins was a standout wrestler at Arizona State and Penn State. In 2008, wrestling for Penn State, he was the national runner up at 149 pounds. He transferred to Arizona State and in 2015 was an All American, and the NCAA champion at 157 pounds. He was one of the most highly regarded wrestlers transitioning into the sport of MMA.
He’s a popular fighter, and does a good job marketing himself. Bubba took to twitter and posted something earlier today, it could be in connection with his release.
Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me. Micah 7: 8
— Bubba Jenkins (@BubbaJenkinsMMA) February 14, 2017
We will provide any further information on where Bubba Jenkins might be heading, when it becomes available.