Jeff Molina placed on suspension by Nevada Athletic Commission


Jeff Molina has been suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

The reason behind Molina’s suspension is not known. Molina, a longtime friend of James Krause is under investigation for betting activities concerning fights that involved the coach’s fighters. Krause and fighters tied to his Glory MMA team are currently banned from appearing at UFC events.

ESPN was first to report Molina’s suspension, citing an alert on Molina’s profile on, the official record-keeper of organized MMA:

This fight is currently being served a suspension from an ABC-recognized academic commission (NSAC and Nevada )

Molina (11-2) is 3-0 in the UFC so far, with a split decision win over Zhalgas Zhumagulov in his most recent fight this past June. The 25-year-old was scheduled to fight Jimmy Flick at UFC Vegas 67 on Jan. 14, but was forced to withdraw for undisclosed reasons. Molina’s withdrawal was reported shortly after it was announced that the UFC had taken action against Krause.

According to ESPN, an unnamed source who has access to the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports database stated that Molina was suspended for reasons “uncategorized.” An ESPN representative said Molina would meet with them in January to review his status.

Darrick Minner, a Glory MMA fighter is currently suspended. Minner, who was in an unfavorable UFC fight with Shayilan NUerdanbieke in November, lost by 67 second after appearing to have suffered a leg injury during the start of the bout. The result immediately drew scrutiny from the MMA community, especially when it was discovered that there had been an unusual amount of betting activity on the outcome in Nuerdanbieke’s favor in the hours leading up to the contest. Minner has since been released by the UFC.