A newly leaked screenshot from James Krause's UFC Discord has shown the MMA coach getting eight out of eight picks correct for UFC Vegas 65 on November 19.
Krause is currently under investigation after patterns of suspicious betting were reported during Darrick Minner vs. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke at UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Lemos on November 5.
Minner, who trained under James Krause at his Glory MMA gym, appeared to injure his knee early after landing a body kick and planting his leg back down to the ground. The injury led to him being TKO'd in the first round.
Following the event, several sports betting companies reported suspicious betting activity, which the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is now investigating.
Minner has since been released from the UFC and whilst Krause is under investigation, any fighter currently training at his gym or working under the 36-year-old former fighter is now unable to compete in a UFC fight.
While it's not unheard of to pick up a clean sweep in regards to MMA betting, Krause's picks, which are alleged to be from November 19, came after the UFC issued its new code of conduct in regards to placing bets. In October, the UFC issued a memo to all fighters that prohibited them and their teams from betting on any UFC fight going forward.
Scott Coker releases statement regarding James Krause
Following the UFC's decision to temporarily ban fighters who train under James Krause or at his Glory MMA gym, many fighters in both the UFC and Bellator are currently without a coach.
As of now, Bellator is yet to release an official statement in regards to their fighters and James Krause's situation. That hasn't, however, stopped Bellator president Scott Coker from sharing his thoughts on the matter.
First reported by MMA journalist Nolan King, Coker had this to say about the betting scandal currently taking place:
"As a life long martial artist, integrity and honor have been the foundation upon which I have built my career as a Mixed Martial Arts promoter, and I believe that it is of the utmost importance that the integrity of MMA remains unquestioned."
The Bellator president continued:
"It is my understanding regulatory agencies have taken action that they deem necessary to ensure that any appearance of impropriety is removed from our sport, and I support those actions. Bellator MMA is a promotion that highly values the importance of independent regulation of our sport, and we will continue to abide by the mandates of the regulatory bodies which sanction and oversee our events."