Bellator president Scott Coker helps the Nevada State Athletic Fee suspending MMA coach James Krause and the UFC barring fighters who stick with Krause’s Glory MMA gymnasium.
Coker responded to an inquiry from MMA Preventing on the steps the athletic fee and the UFC are taking whereas investigations play out round potential betting irregularities surrounding the November 5 bout between the Krause-coached Darrick Minner and Shayilan Nuerdanbieke.
“As a lifelong martial artist, integrity and honor have been the muse upon which I’ve constructed my profession as a Blended Martial Arts promoter, and I consider that it’s of utmost significance that the integrity of MMA stays unquestioned,” Coker wrote in his assertion. “It’s my understanding that sure regulatory companies have taken motion that they deem mandatory to make sure that any look of impropriety is faraway from our sport, and I assist these actions.
“Bellator MMA is a promotion that extremely values the significance of impartial regulation of our sport, and we are going to proceed to abide by the mandates of the regulatory our bodies which sanction and oversee our occasions.”
The ongoing investigation into the struggle, which happened at UFC Vegas 64, kicked off after the betting line on Nuerdanbieke moved from -220 to -420 and bets got here in on Nuerdanbieke to win through knockout.
In the course of the early moments of that struggle, Minner’s knee buckled within the first trade of the struggle. Nuerdanbieke completed him through TKO shortly afterward.
Playing watchdog U.S. Integrity instantly notified sportsbooks of the irregular line motion and opened an investigation into the struggle. The UFC and NSAC adopted shortly afterward.
Minner’s coach, James Krause, grew to become a direct particular person of curiosity for a lot of followers and pundits following the investigation, as Krause had just lately made headlines for working a preferred Discord channel the place he gave betting ideas. The channel has since been closed together with a equally targeted YouTube account.