James Krause already had a Plan B after fighting, which made walking away that much easier. That’s because Krause’s backup plan of coaching long has been his priority as he occasionally jumped into the cage to compete himself. Having won seven of his past eight fights, the Glory MMA and Fitness owner and head coach was able to balance both effectively, but his passion for guiding talent was starting to overtake that of competing himself. Krause (28-8 MMA, 9-4 UFC)  pondered retirement for a while, but after helping coach Brandon Moreno to an interim flyweight title this past Saturday at UFC 277, Krause decided to officially hang up his gloves and even withdrew from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency testing pool

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How coaching helped UFC’s James Krause make retirement official: ‘I still get all the things I did as a fighter’ – MMA Junkie

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