The UFC has announced that fighters trained by and coached by James Krause will not be allowed inside the Octagon pending the conclusion of the government’s gambling investigation. The promotion also confirmed that Krause was suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Nov. 18 and will remain suspended pending an investigation.
The UFC released a statement on Fridayand Darrick Minner unusual betting line movement in the fight, who was in the corner of Krause, and Shayilan Nuerdanbieke.
As a result, Minner was also released from the company.
The UFC has since advised Krause and related managers who work with affected fighters that any fighters Krause chooses to train or continue to train at his gym will not be allowed to compete in UFC events pending the results. The aforementioned government investigation,” the ad said statement. “Furthermore, the UFC has released Darrick Minner from the organization.”
A few hours before their fight on November 5th, Nuerdanbiek saw some late cash, rising from -220 to -420. Also, Nuerdanbieke won the first round and won big money in less than 2.5 rounds. Minner entered the cage with a significant leg injury and was stopped at 1:07 of the 1st round.
Some sportsbooks have taken the fight off the board, and many have issued reports through the fair US betting firm Integrity. The UFC later released a statement saying their partner, Don Best Sports, was also investigating. The Canadian provinces of Alberta and Ontario have suspended betting on all UFC fights. according to to TSN reporter Aaron Bronstetter during the investigation. The UFC banned all fighters and their teams from betting on UFC fights just weeks before Minner’s loss.
“This is an extension of the UFC’s pre-existing (and updated) fighter-athlete code of conduct, as well as recognizing, but not limited to, state, federal and international laws that expressly prohibit conduct that threatens the integrity of the sport. Betting based on non-public information placing, fixing fights and other such wrongdoings,” the campaign said in its latest statement. “The UFC will continue to take all necessary and appropriate measures to comply with and enforce its policies and those of the countries in which it operates.”
Notable fighters Krause has worked with at Glory MMA and Fitness include current interim bantamweight champion Brandon Moreno, future bantamweight champion Grant Dawson, former bantamweight champion Tim Elliott and former women’s bantamweight champion Megan Anderson.