UFC Coach James Krause And Featherweight Darrick Minner Have Suspensions Extended
The incident took place at UFC Vegas 64.
James Krause and Darrick Minner continue to face consequences amidst an ongoing investigation.
The Nevada Commission reportedly agreed to extend Krause and Minner’s temporary extension to until the ruling of the investigation is announced and revealed to the public. Further sanctions could be imposed on Krause and Minner, according to MMA Junkie.
The incident stems from UFC Vegas 64 where Shayilan Nuerdanbieke suspiciously won against Darrick Minner in the first round at 1:07 minutes. Minner was always projected to lose, but the odds changed dramatically hours leading up to the fight due to a rumor that was leaked, which said that Minner had suffered an injury.
Bettors put a lot of money on that.
Minner has since been released by the UFC, according to BJ Penn, and the UFC released a statement regarding Krause and anyone who trains under him.
“UFC has since advised Krause and the respective managers working with impacted fighters, that effective immediately, fighters who choose to continue to be coached by Krause or who continue to train in his gym, will not be permitted to participate in UFC events pending the outcome of the aforementioned government investigations. Further, UFC has released Darrick Minner from the organization,” the statement read.
Earlier this week, UFC President Dana White changed his tone about “fight fixing” and said that it is now a “huge concern.”
Krause is known for his gambling, but is also known for being a former UFC fighter and training well-known names in the promotion. He competed in the promotion from 2013 to 2020 and has cornered Brandon Moreno, Jeff Molina and Miles Johns, to name a few.