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Bubba Jenkins (11-3) is a former NCAA Division I national champion wrestler who signed with Bellator MMA in May 2013. After a EXPLOSIVE debut, he followed it with a shock TKO loss vs. LaRue Burley at Bellator 100. After that Bubba Jenkins set off four consecutive wins, setting himself up for a January 2015 showdown with Georgi Karakhanyan. It was set to be the next level in a career winning streak, instead, Karakhanyan put Jenkins to sleep with a guillotine choke in less that 2 minutes.
Jenkins FIRED BACK with victories against Joe Wilk, Jordan Parsons, and Goiti Yamauchi setting the stage for a Karakhanyan rematch at Bellator 160 in August. Once again, Karakhanyan put Jenkins to sleep with a monstrous right hand.
Bellator MMA is claiming that they releases him after his loss, but Jenkins and his management made the decision to part ways after an 8-3 record in Bellator. The departure was all initiated by Bubba himself. NOT the other way around.
Bubba Jenkins took to social media revealing that he wanted out:
“Yes, the story is true. I have asked for my release from @BellatorMMA.People treat u how u allow them 2 treat u. Respect 4 urself is key.”
“People people this is not a sad day…lol this is a great day. I ASKED 4 my release. I’m free to entertain you however where ever I want.”
According to Jenkins, Bellator has not yet paid his full purse for the Karakhanyan rematch. Bubba put Bellator on BLAST writing:
“Bellator quick 2get out & tell lies… let’s see if they can spin this…I fought Aug 26 and still haven’t been paid all my money. #payme”
After his announcement, Bubba thanks everyone for their support:
Photos: Bellator MMA/Instagram