See MMA Twitter light up with takes and shots at James Krause in the wake of him being essentially blackballed by the UFC due to the fight gambling controversy and investigations involving him
Over the course of the last month, the fight gambling investigation involving Darrick Minner, a now-former UFC fighter and James Krause-coached fighter, has evolved into arguably one of the most important unfolding in Mixed Martial Arts — let alone the biggest ongoing story in the sport.
It all came to a head on Dec. 2, when the UFC put out a statement announcing Minner’s release and that any fighter who continues to train and be coached under Krause, who heads Glory MMA, will not be granted any fights with the promotion.
This all stems from a fight that took place at UFC Vegas 64 on Nov. 5, which saw Minner lose in 67 seconds to Shayilan Nuerdanbieke, thanks in part to a leg injury. According to Krause, days later on his since-deleted Discord channel, Minner still competed with the injury — despite never disclosing such an injury to the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) and other officials.
The fight also saw Nuerdanbieke go from a -220 favorite to a -420 one in the hours leading up to the fight, which raised the eyebrows of sports gambling regulators.
MMA community on Twitter posts memes and hot takes after the announcement that James Krause has been, effectively, suspended indefinitely by the UFC
In the time since the fight, the New Jersey gambling authority has ordered sportsbooks to not accept any fights that involve Krause as a fighter or coach. Furthermore, the gambling authorities in Ontario and Alberta have barred betting on UFC fights altogether (and more Canadian provinces are expected to come).