Characterize: MMA Coach James Krause Labored as Middleman for Bettors, Offshore Sportsbook

Characterize: MMA Coach James Krause Labored as Middleman for Bettors, Offshore Sportsbook

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - OCTOBER 18:  James Krause has his hands wrapped backstage during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on October 18, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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The Nevada Negate Athletic Commission suspended MMA coach James Krause’s license after the invention of suspicious betting patterns in the lead-in to a Nov. 5 fight involving his shopper, Darrick Minner, and Shayilan Nuerdanbieke, who received via first-spherical TKO stoppage.

Now observe comes from ESPN’s David Purdum that Krause allegedly labored as a heart man between offshore sportsbooks and bettors:

“James Krause, 36, has labored as an agent — the term for a middleman between offshore sportsbooks and bettors — for ABCBetting.ag, in line with other folks that wagered with him as a long way relief as 2019. The .ag domain is for sites in Antigua and Barbuda.”

“Krause additionally has publicly acknowledged being fragment of an on-line betting neighborhood that employed refined ways, including taking on other bettors’ sportsbook accounts to circumvent betting limits.”

Per ESPN’s Marc Raimondi, a massive sum of cash became as soon as wagered on Nuerdanbieke, who became as soon as the pre-match well-liked, to expend by first-spherical knockout and for the fight to discontinue sooner than three rounds elapsed, in line with U.S. Integrity.

Minner regarded injured going into the bout, and he became as soon as hobbled early in the match after throwing a kick along with his left leg early in the most critical spherical. Nuerdanbieke took unbiased correct thing about the sphere and at final done off his opponent with elbow strikes at 1: 07.

The UFC made clear that it had “no recordsdata that either of the athletes desirous about the bout, or any individual associated with their teams, became as soon as desirous about any wrongdoing.”

As a long way as Krause’s alleged involvement with offshore books goes, reasonably about a bettors who spoke to Purdum anonymously equipped recordsdata regarding what the ex-fighter did namely.

“Bettors who said they wagered with Krause told ESPN he equipped them with a line of credit and login recordsdata. They positioned their wagers on the positioning and paid Krause straight, they said. One source who bet with Krause told ESPN that money became as soon as exchanged using Venmo or PayPal.”

“He requested if I needed to bet with him and gave me a username and password,” a source told ESPN. “I judge I received worship a couple hundred bucks, and I done up playing it thru and losing.”

Krause additionally allegedly told bettors he would give them kickbacks if they referred any one to him.

Krause beforehand had a subscription provider known as 1% Club on Discord the set up he gave his MMA betting tricks. The 1% Club Discord became as soon as shut down three weeks after the controversial Nuerdanbieke-Minner fight in attach a matter to.

Krause went 28-8 right thru his legit MMA occupation, which ended in Oct. 2020. The 2-time Fight of the Night winner fought at welterweight.

Krause coached fighters at Glory MMA and Effectively being gym in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, along with his most well-known shopper being most up-to-date Period in-between UFC Flyweight Champion Brandon Moreno. He has since equipped his possession in the gym. As well, UFC said in December that any individual who persisted to work with Krause might well per chance be suspended from combating for the promotion.

Per Purdum, Krause did now not acknowledge to requests for commentary, and he has now not spoken publicly on the topic.