According to reports, another agency has been added to those looking into the betting irregularities surrounding the November 5 UFC fight between Shayilan Nuerdanbieke vs. Darrick Minner. The UFC, Nevada State Athletic Commission, and U.S. Integrity had previously launched investigations into that fight—along with investigations into MMA coach & gambling tout James Krause. On Friday, ESPN said that the FBI is now “collecting information and has spoken to people” about the bout as well, which took place on the UFC Vegas 64 main card.
The FBI told Bloody Elbow, “As a matter of longstanding policy, we do not confirm or deny the existence of an investigation.”
Alongside the investigations into Krause and Minner, ESPN has also reported that UFC flyweight Jeff Molina, who has worked with Krause as a member of the Glory MMA team, has been suspended by the NSAC. That suspension is currently listed as “uncategorized” pending the next NSAC meeting.