Much less than six months after Drake build down $500,000 on Israel Adesanya to knock out Sean Strickland, he’s now placing an even higher wager on the most up-to-date middleweight champion before UFC 297.
The well-known rapper confirmed off an huge $700,000 bet positioned on Strickland to beat Dricus du Plessis in the most distinguished tournament on Saturday evening. Unlike his earlier bet on Adesanya, which Strickland ruined with a lopsided take to claim the 185-pound belt, Drake received’t strive to foretell a smash this time around.
As a substitute, he’s correct making a bet on Strickland to take with the 37-year-former hip-hop superstar in line to select dwelling a whopping $1.379 million payoff if he hits his wager.
Strickland remains a in actuality tiny current over du Plessis heading into fight evening with DraftKings currently itemizing the UFC middleweight champion at -112 correct hours away from th tournament. That formulation it could possibly perhaps perhaps perhaps pick a $112 bet to accept help $100 if Strickland successfully defends his title.
Within the post on Instagram, Drake moreover introduced that he’ll be in attendance at UFC 297 on Saturday, which takes teach in his fatherland of Toronto.
Drake has turn into an huge fan of UFC events and making a bet on them with astronomical wagers positioned sooner than practically every most distinguished pay-per-assume.
Clearly, Drake has overlooked more on the total than hit on his wagers and that’s earned him a repute as a “curse” for warring parties and sports groups he’s backed in the previous. The list of warring parties doomed after a Drake wager consist of Adesanya, Conor McGregor, Jorge Masvidal and Justin Gaethje.
In diversified words, Strickland may perhaps perhaps obtain to accept sure he doesn’t step below any ladders or adversarial paths with a murky cat before UFC 297 because he may perhaps perhaps already be battling an uphill battle with Drake backing him.