Bellator Releases Top Prospect Bubba Jenkins

Bellator MMA has released featherweight prospect Bubba Jenkins from their roster.

The former NCAA Division I wrestling champion was released by the promotion six months after his knockout loss to Georgi Karakhanyan.

Jenkins was a highly-touted prospect when he joined Bellator in 2013. Since then he has produced an 8-3 record in the promotion.

Jenkins suffered two losses in Karakhanyan during his Bellator tenure. He also suffered a TKO loss to LaRue Burley in his second Bellator fight.

Jenkins’ Bellator career is highlighted by a TKO wins over Poppies Martinez and decision wins over Goiti Yamauchi and the late Jordan Parsons.

Before entering the world of MMA, Jenkins was a NCAA Division I All-American out of Penn State University and Arizona State University.

On Tuesday, Jenkins went to Twitter to announce he asked for his Bellator release. He said he is free to fight wherever but did not leave any hints to where his next fight will take place.