Jeff Molina Banned From UFC, Suspended By Nevada Athletic Commission
The promotion has been involved in an ongoing investigation.
Flyweight athlete Jeff Molina’s UFC career is put on a halt after the suspension from Nevada Athletic Commission on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the UFC issued a statement where the organization confirmed that they will not hold any of Molina’s fights until the resolution of the investigated scandals. According to reports, there are concerns about him involved in betting in the Darrick Minner vs. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke fight at UFC Vegas 64.
James Krause coached Minner, who became a massive betting underdog before the fight commenced. Minner, who was dumped out in the first round after sustaining a leg injury, said that the injury problems began before the fight.
“Jeff Molina has been suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and UFC will not schedule him for any bouts, whether in Nevada or elsewhere, pending the outcome of the commission’s investigation,” the UFC’s statement read.
“UFC’s Athlete Code of Conduct strictly prohibits fighters and members of their teams from wagering on UFC events, and UFC will take all necessary action to enforce that policy. UFC remains committed to cooperating with the appropriate authorities while this matter is being investigated.”
Molina was scheduled to face Jimmy Flick last Saturday at UFC Vegas 67, but he eventually withdrew from the event.
According to ESPN, various gambling watchdogs and the FBI are involved in Molina’s investigation.