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UFC announces James Krause's suspension in Nevada

James Krause and Darrick Minner are being kept as far away from the UFC as possible.

Hunter Campbell, the promotion's chief business officer, informed the competitors via email on Friday that Krause's Nevada license had been barred as of November 18 and that any competitors connected to him would not be permitted to compete at UFC events until the conclusion of "government investigations."

James Krause, an MMA coach, correctly predicted eight out of eight outcomes for UFC Vegas 65 on November 19 according to a recently released screenshot from the Discord server which is run by Krause himself where he provides his opinions to his followers for placing bets.

Krause is now being looked into after unusual betting patterns were discovered during the November 5 UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Lemos match between Darrick Minner and Shayilan Nuerdanbieke.

After throwing a body kick and setting his leg back down to the ground, Minner, who practiced with James Krause at his Glory MMA club, looking to damage his knee. He was TKO'd in the opening round as a result of the injury.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is currently looking into reports of abnormal betting activities made by several sports betting providers after the event. While Krause is still being investigated, Minner has since been let go by the UFC, and anyone currently training at his gym or working for the 36-year-old former fighter is no longer permitted to participate in UFC fights.

In Lee's Summit, Missouri, Krause oversees Glory MMA and Fitness. Numerous athletes, including Brandon Moreno, the interim flyweight champion of the UFC, Grant Dawson, Tim Elliott, Anthony Smith, Laura Sanko, Megan Anderson, Jeff Molina, and others, have trained under the 36-year-old former UFC fighter and coach.

While a strong showing in MMA betting is not uncommon, Krause's predictions, which are said to be from November 19, were made after the UFC published its new code of ethics for betting. All fighters received a message from the UFC in October prohibiting them and their teams from placing bets on any future UFC matches.


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