Krause Unveils Staggering Debt Post-UFC Betting Scandal

"From the Octagon to Real Estate: Krause's New Arena"

Transition to Real Estate

Former UFC fighter and coach James Krause has ventured into the real estate business following a betting scandal that effectively ended his career in the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) world. Currently suspended due to ongoing investigations into alleged criminal activities linked to betting, Krause has shifted his focus away from the octagon. Despite embarking on this new journey with millions in debt, he appears to be undaunted by the financial challenges that lie ahead.

A New Chapter Amid Financial Woes

Through social media, Krause revealed his transition into the real estate sector, disclosing an overwhelming debt of five million dollars. This revelation, however, doesn’t seem to disturb his peace, indicating a strong resolve to overcome his financial burdens.

The Betting Scandal Unfolded

In 2022, Krause’s association with the UFC was severed following suspicious betting activity related to one of his fighters, Darrick Minner, who lost to Shayilan Nuerdanbieke at UFC Vegas 64. The irregular betting patterns prompted several betting companies to delist UFC, leading to the expulsion of Minner and Krause from the league. The Nevada Athletic Commission imposed indefinite suspensions on Krause, Minner, and UFC fighter Jeff Molina for their potential involvement.

Focusing on New Beginnings

Krause, once celebrated as one of MMA’s finest coaches, has now distanced himself from the sport, dedicating his energy to building a career in real estate. His previous achievements in the UFC, including a victory over Cláudio Silva in his last fight in October 2020, are now overshadowed by his current endeavors outside the fighting arena.


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Awaiting the Verdict

The conclusion of the investigations remains pending, with Krause barred from participating in any combat sports-related activities. If found guilty, he faces the possibility of substantial fines or legal repercussions due to his involvement in the betting scandal.


James Krause on social media: “I have five million dollars in debt… but I’m not losing any sleep over it.”

On his UFC career: “I no longer watch MMA… I’m completely focused on real estate now.”

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