Bubba Jenkins Talks PFL Season and Future Outside of MMA

Bubba Jenkins Talks PFL Season and Future Outside of MMA

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June 03, 2024|

Bubba "Bad Man" Jenkins is preparing for his much-anticipated return to the octagon against fellow Featherweight contender Gabriel Alves Braga at PFL 6 on June 28th from the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Jenkins took the time to talk with me about this season and what's ahead for him.

Jenkins is known for being an entertaining character with the skills to back it up. He entered MMA as a national champion wrestler at Arizona State and has been working with renowned coach Dewey Cooper to help his constantly improving striking attack.

"I pride myself on being a complete mixed martial artist. I get points for a knockout or a submission."
- Bubba Jenkins

His last fight ended in a decision loss against Kai Kamaka, and Jenkins is eager to move on. The fight was a closely contested decision that saw both fighters have success although the judges gave the win to Kamaka.

"What I learned is if you have an opportunity to really step on the gas and finish a guy, it's important to leave it out of the judge's hands."
- Bubba Jenkins

Looking ahead to his next fight, Jenkins has no animosity towards Gabriel Braga and spoke highly of him, making it clear this fight is about getting the finish and the points that come with that.

"Love everything that Braga has done and who he represents. This is strictly business, I gotta get these points."
- Bubba Jenkins

The result of his previous fight has left Jenkins in a position where he needs a finish to make the playoffs this season. Several fighters are ahead of him in the current standings, and Jenkins made it clear that getting that finish to earn a playoff spot is all that matters to him.

"I kinda like being in that position. I believe I'm the type of fighter to get it done."
- Bubba Jenkins

Jenkins has had an impressive career in MMA and is still working on adding to his list of accolades. He is also very well prepared for when his time in the cage ends, having spent time working on other careers, such as commentating, working in the cannabis industry, and having a passion for food.

"I'm not gonna fight forever. I gotta prepare myself for that."
- Bubba Jenkins

Jenkins will next be in action against Gabriel Alves Braga at PFL 6 on June 28th; make sure to tune in!

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