UFC Flyweight Jeff Molina Suspended By Nevada Athletic Commission
The specific reason was not disclosed, but it is suspected to be in connection to UFC coach James Krause.
American mixed martial artist Jeff Molina’s (11-0) career is on thin ice as the Nevada Athletic Commission has suspended him. The reason behind the suspension hasn’t been disclosed yet.
Molina has been under the supervision of coach James Krause, who was also involved in a controversy for suspicious betting activities. Now, Krause and athletes connected to the Glory MMA team are currently banned from visiting UFC events.
“This fighter [Jeff Molina] is currently serving a suspension by an ABC-recognized athletic commission,” a statement from NSAC, Nevada.
Molina has won three out of three counters in the UFC this year. Recently, he secured a split decision win over Zhalgas Zhumagulov. The 25-year-old was expected to lock horns against Jimmy Flick at UFC Vegas 67 on January 14, but withdrew from the fight due to undisclosed reasons.
The withdrawal of Molina came shortly after the announcement of UFC taking action against Krause.
According to a source from the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports database, the reason behind Molina’s suspension remains “uncategorized.” However, a meeting regarding the American’s fate is scheduled to take place next month.
Darrick Minner is another fighter who is currently suspended by the Boxing Commission. The 32-year-old was involved in a controversial fight with Shayilan Nuerdanbieke recently, where Minner lost in 67 seconds after suffering from a leg injury during the bout.