Bowman was let out of his UFC contract - probably in order to establish a pro contract. Although they did keep Dan Barrera who has no pro fights.
I think Bowman's a funny, likable guy. And he trains out of a great camp, ATT, so he might have a decent career ahead of him.
"What we learned here today
is that fighting is not
what we thought it was"
-JIM BROWN at UFC 1