UFC Fighter Jeff Molina Suspension Extended Per Betting Scheme

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UFC fighter suspected of involvement in betting scheme​

David Schoen
1/17/22

One of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s top prospects is suspected of being involved in a betting scheme.

Flyweight Jeff Molina, 25, had his suspension extended Tuesday by the Nevada Athletic Commission for his substantial involvement in the gaming scheme related to mixed martial arts coach James Krause, according to Nevada deputy attorney general Joel Bekker.


Krause, who is Molina’s coach, had his licence suspended by the NAC on Nov. 18 pending the results of the investigation into the fight between Darrick Minner and Shayilan Nuerdanbieke.

Suspicious betting activity was reported on the Nov. 5 bout, which Nuerdanbieke won by technical knockout at 1:07 of the first round. Minner’s coach for the fight was Krause, who gives MMA betting tips as host of the “1% Club” podcast and on his Discord channel.

Since then, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement and the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) banned sportsbooks from offering and taking bets on UFC events because of integrity concerns.

Minner also was temporarily suspended by the NAC and was released by the UFC.

Molina (11-2) has won 10 straight fights and is ranked No. 14 in the flyweight division. He was scheduled to face Jimmy Flick at UFC Vegas 67 on Saturday, but had to withdraw last month because of his association with Krause.

The UFC said Dec. 2 that fighters who continue to train with Krause will not be scheduled for any events pending the outcome of the NAC’s investigation, expected to be completed next month.

Molina has not been released by the UFC.
 

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“…Krause, who gives MMA betting tips as host of the “1% Club” podcast and on his Discord channel.”

This shouldn’t have been allowed in the first place. I would have thought any active trainers, coaches, fighters and UFC personnel would be barred from disgusting betting tips for UFC. Open the door and these types of scandals will occur more frequently.

I wonder if any books refunded anyone who lost on this fight, Minner v. Nuerdanbieke.
 

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Damn, James Krause's fighters have some great nicknames:

Jason "The Vanilla Gorilla" Witt
Cole "The Cole Train" Smith
Brad "half-fro Samurai" Ragan
Kenyon "Almost Famous" Stacey

And, of course, we have Brandon "The Assassin Baby" Moreno. Unfortunately, he's going to lose tonight against Figueiredo.
 
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