Should MMA Coaches Be Allowed To Bet

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As was posted over the weekend, James Krause was banned from being in his fighter Miles Johnson’s corner for his fight against Vince Morales by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. This is due to an investigation into a fight between Darrick Minner and Shaylin Nuerdanbieke that occurred earlier this month.

The Krause-trained Minner lost early in round 1 of the fight, but there was an influx of money put on Nuerdanbieke before the fight. A former fighter, Krause owns Glory MMA and coaches numerous UFC fighters. He also has a discord called the 1% club, which has betting picks. It costs USD 49.95 a month or $420 annually.

In an article on MMA Mania, Krause said that he had made more money gambling than coaching. He even made money betting on Brendan Moreno to beat Kai Kara-France at UFC 277.

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Major League Baseball has a rule posted in every clubhouse in America that any player, coach, umpire or employee of a team or the league who bets on a game they’re not involved in will be banned from Baseball for one year. If it’s a game they are involved in, they will be banned for life. While this is not an official word on what the UFC or any other promotion will do, maybe they should stop the coaches from putting bets on their fighters.

The investigation is still going.

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