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2011 NCAA Champ Bubba Jenkins Joins ATT

<! mediaid=4188041 Matt Slocum, AP: img border="1" hspace="4" vspace="4" align="right" alt="" src="" />Bubba Jenkins won the NCAA Division 1 wrestling championship in March and now less than three months later has officially joined the American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Fla. for a career in MMA.

ATT has been making a push to recruit collegiate wrestlers and announced Friday the signing of Jenkins to the camp's professional fight team.

The 5-foot-7 Jenkins won the NCAA title in the 157-pound division as a senior at Arizona State University after spending four years with Penn State, redshirting his final year. Jenkins, 23, will look to follow in the footsteps of other former ASU standouts such as Cain Velasquez, Ryan Bader and C.B. Dollaway who have made a successful transition into MMA.