The UFC has taken a firm stance in the James Krause betting scandal.
On Friday, the promotion issued a statement to all of its fighters and their managers stating “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.”
Krause is currently at the center of an ongoing betting investigation after abnormal activity was discovered before his fighter Darrick Minner faced Shayilan Nuerdanbike at UFC Fight Night 214. The Nevada State Athletic Commission has suspended Krause’s license amid the investigation.
In the memo, the UFC also announced Minner was released from the promotion.
Check out how fighters reacted to the news below.
Sheesh guess ufc isn't messing around with this betting thing
— Sodiq Yusuff (@Super_Sodiq) December 2, 2022
UFC always too late . They should’ve banned us from betting on fights a long time ago . Would’ve saved me a lot of cash with my trash a** picks 😂😂😂
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) December 3, 2022
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) December 2, 2022
UFC issues memo to all fighter and managers
There is no integrity of the sport, think about it
— Brian BOOM Kelleher (@brianboom135) December 3, 2022
“All these motherfukers gamble.”
– Nate Diaz
— Johnny Muñoz (@KidKvenbo) December 3, 2022