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“You Have Destroyed His Livelihood” – Joe Rogan Voices Strong Disagreement on James Krause Handling by the UFC

Published 02/13/2023, 8:30 AM EST

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James Krause is a name that seems to be resurfaced in all minds lately. After getting caught up in a betting controversy, the former UFC welterweight was suspended from coaching any UFC fighter. Joe Rogan, one of the key figures of UFC, has talked about this controversy several times.

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A while ago, Rogan had some strong words to say about Krause in his earlier podcast episode with Belal Muhammad. Recently, however, in a podcast with Jamahal Hill, Rogan had slightly different things to say about this entire episode.

Joe Rogan criticizing UFC’s decision to Ban Krause


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After Krause’s controversy came to light, UFC stated that any athlete who opted to continue training in Krause’s gym or under his guidance would not be allowed to compete at UFC events. Joe Rogan was not very happy with this decision. In JRE MMA 136, Rogan said to his gueat Jamahal Hill, “If you can’t gamble, what difference does it make where you are training,” said Rogan. The podcaster was highlighting the fact that UFC had recently made gambling illegal for fighters, their coaches, and close relatives.

Popular names like Brandon Moreno, Grant Dawson, Tim Elliot, and Megan Anderson have all been coached by Krause. According to Rogan, UFC’s decision to ban any association with Krause is unfair to the fighters who are under his coaching. “That doesn’t make any sense! Why you telling them they can’t train with his camp?”, Rogan said, as he did not look very pleased with UFC’s decision.


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How it all started?


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On November 5, 2022, at UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Lemos, the entire controversy started. One of Krause‘s students, Darrick Minner, fought Shayilan Nuerdanbieke at the event. Authorities noticed uncommon betting odds before the fight and informed the UFC about it. From that point on, things went downhill for Krause. UFC revoked his license and informed him that it would stay that way until the inquiry was over. Recently, Krause sold his gym named Glory MMA & Fitness.

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Rogan also hinted at the possibility of James Krause being innocent. “What if the guy is innocent? You have destroyed his livelihood,” Rogan said. The UFC light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill also seemed to agree with everything Joe had to say.


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While the investigation is currently going on, the MMA world is still waiting for the truth to come out. James Krause might be given his training license back and might see him back in the UFC corner if he is found innocent in this matter.



Sushant Sharma

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Sushant is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. He has been actively contributing to the field of writing for over 2 years. He is a huge UFC fan and has been following it since 2016.

Edited By: Rohini Kottu