A suspended mixed martial arts coach has acted as an agent for an offshore gambling site, according to a report.
James Krause was suspended on November 18 after suspicious line movements in a fight involving one of his students, and it turns out that Krause was a middleman for an overseas sportsbook, the people who allegedly placed bets told ESPN. with the.
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Krause was an agent for a Online sports betting based in Costa Ricaand provided bettors with a line of credit and login information.
Multiple government agencies are investigating a Nov. 5 fight between Krause-trained Darrick Minner and Shayilan Nuerdanbieke after Minner became a big betting underdog just hours before the fight. Both legal and illegal sportsbooks saw unusual betting interest in Minner losing in the first round and the fight lasting less than 2.5 rounds. He lost via TKO just over a minute into the fight.
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Both Krause and Minner were suspended for failing to disclose an injury on Minner’s pre-fight medical questionnaire. Minner later said that he had a minor knee injury, but doctors later revealed that he had torn ligaments.
The UFC did not ban fighters or their teams from betting on fights, including their own, until October.
Krause has been open about his betting, telling «The MMA Hour» podcast that he bets on «almost every fight.» He provides betting tips on a Discord where he has around 2,000 subscribers. His betting podcast has aired on UFC Fight Pass.
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Krause went 9-4 in his UFC career that lasted from 2013 to 2020.