The UFC has been significantly uncompromising with regards to betting guidelines contemplating the most recent developments in current occasions which have shocked everybody. The MMA world was rocked by the James Krause betting controversy, which landed the previous fighter-turned-coach in scorching water.
Krause acted as an middleman or agent between an offshore sportsbook and bettors as early as 2019. On this capability, Krause supplied bookmakers with a credit score line and login credentials. According to sources, these gamblers positioned wagers on the offshore wagering website and paid Krause immediately by way of Venmo or PayPal. In line with reviews, Krause additionally supplied bookmakers compensation for referring further gamblers to him.
At UFC 287, girls’s strawweight contender Sam Hughes scored a unanimous choice victory over Jaqueline Amorim (29-28, 29-28, 29-28). Following her victory, she addressed the media and appeared to confess to an insider betting tip.
Hughes acknowledged that her boyfriend had wager $1000 on her to win, even supposing the rule explicitly prohibits fighters, coaches, group members, or members of the family from betting on fights within the promotion.
MMA followers had been involved for Hughes contemplating she would possibly face some ramifications for this. One fan wrote:
“Yeah, that is an actual unforced error proper there. “Some other individual with entry to private data relating to contributors in any MMA match” undoubtedly would come with a fighter’s vital different/companion.”
One other fan claimed that Hughes ought to backtrack from her assertion and simply dismiss it as a prank:
“She must tweet out instantly that her boyfriend was simply pranking her and that he did not wager on her.”
One more fan wrote:
“Two phrases: James Krause”
Take a look at among the tweets beneath:
UFC handed a memo following James Krause betting controversy
The UFC announced in a memo despatched to athletes and group members final yr that no fighter, coach, group member, or member of the family is permitted to wager on fights.
The information took place two and a half months after retired MMA fighter-turned-coach James Krause informed Ariel Helwani that he makes far extra money betting on and selling fights than he does teaching.
Krause reportedly supplied wagering recommendation for a price on a Discord server with roughly 2,400 members. The group’s Chief Enterprise Officer Hunter Campbell wrote within the memo:
“The UFC’s contracted athletes will not be exempt from these prohibitions, which state legislators and regulators have applied for the aim of sustaining the integrity of our sport. With a purpose to help our athletes in understanding their obligations below the legal guidelines of the vast majority of states during which sports activities betting is permitted, and in additional help of those integrity measures, UFC has integrated a wagering prohibition into the Athlete Conduct Coverage expressly prohibiting athletes from wagering on any match.”
Take a look at the tweet beneath: