NCAA Division I wrestler Bubba Jenkins has signed a deal with Bellator that is described as a “long-term promotional agreement.”
“I’m not here to step on any toes,” said Jenkins. “I’m here to develop as an elite fighter, get my shot in the tournament and eventually compete for a world championship.”
Jenkins took the 157 pounds NCAA Division I title in 2011. He turned pro in December 2011 and has won all three of his fights via first round submission.
Jenkins was a member of the coaching staff for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones on The Ultimate Fighter 17.
Bellator officials said Jenkins will take regular bouts before he enters a tournament.