James Krause has found himself in the spotlight again.
The UFC fighter-turned-coach is being looked at after his fighter, Darrick Minner, lost by first-round TKO against Shayilan Nuerdanbieke in a featherweight bout at UFC Fight Night 214 earlier this month.
The bout has been flagged for suspicious betting activity and is being investigated. But the latest blow to Krause is reportedly getting suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and getting barred from betting by the New Jersey Gaming Enforcement.
Minner was a +190 underdog, but there was a sudden dramatic drop to +330 as time grew closer to the matchup. Nuerdanbieke also went from a –220 to a –420 favorite.
A rumor was reportedly leaked that Minner had a pre-existing injury, which influenced the change in odds. The odds later shifted for Nuerdanbieke to finish the fight in the first round.
Minner injured his leg while throwing a kick and was quickly finished.
While Krause had a successful MMA career – he finished 28-9 and faced Jorge Masvidal and Bobby Green – and has coached notable names like Brandon Moreno and Megan Anderson, he’s been pegged for his notorious gambling. He has a podcast where he shares his betting picks and runs a discord where fans can get picks from him.
It was previously reported that Minner could be suspended by the NSAC for not disclosing his injury before the fight.
Over the weekend, Minner’s teammate from Glory MMA, Miles Johns defeated Vince Morales by decision. In his post-fight interview, he revealed that Krause was suspended by the UFC.
Coach pulled and suspended? 🤔pic.twitter.com/l8pfxVbf3m
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) November 19, 2022
The new developments follow the UFC’s crackdown on betting from UFC fighters and their teams.