Photo: Sherdog - From all appearances, Justin "The Viking" Wren has a long bright future ahead in professional mixed martial arts.

As we reported on Friday, Justin “The Viking” Wren was released by the UFC following an impressive showing on “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights” and a subsequent loss at the “TUF 10 Finale” against Jon Madsen.

Wren’s manager, Greg Bloom, of Shambala Sports and Entertainment, sent the following official statement:

“Justin Wren was officially released from the UFC. Justin is in good spirits and is handling this like a true professional. He knows that he has a long, successful career ahead of him and appreciated the opportunity that the UFC afforded him. Justin is eager to get back into the cage to showcase his skills and we will be keeping Justin extremely active with a fight as early as January of 2010. Our goal is to put together a string of quality wins and to prepare accordingly for when the bigger organizations come calling again. Justin wants to thank all the fans that have supported him and wants them to know that this is still just the beginning of great things to come.”

Wren, who blogged about his TUF 10 experience exclusively for us here at, is currently training with Coach Trevor Wittman, Brendan Shchaub, Shane Carwin, Nate Marquardt, and all the guys at Grudge Training Center in Colorado.

At only 22-years-of-age, Wren has only begun his journey as a professional mixed martial arts fighter.

By: Jack Bratcher

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