Drake Places Bet On Wrong UFC Fighter And Loses $700K

It’s a good thing that Canadian entertainer Drake has a very large bank account. The popular singing rapper placed an enormous bet on a recent Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) match in his hometown of Toronto over the weekend and took a hit when betting against the contest’s eventual winner.

According to Yahoo! News, the man born Aubrey Graham bet $700,000 on American MMA fighter Sean Strickland beating his opponent, South African fighter, Dricus (Stillknocks) Du Plessis before the two combatants fought at UFC 297 on Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Scotiabank Arena. The rapper was counting on Strickland winning the fight so he could take home $1.379 million on the wager. But, Du Plessis spoiled Drake’s profit-making plan.

Du Plessis scored a split-decision win over Strickland and in doing so became the first South African champion in UFC history. He was able to snatch the middleweight championship belt from the former champion.

The Canadian posted a screenshot of the huge bet he made on the fight while tagging UFC president Dana White, who posted it on his social media account.

This continues the famed “Drake Curse” that sports fans have tied to the “Thank Me Later” recording artist. It seems as if anytime Drake places a bet or shows support towards a sports team or meets an athlete, they suffer a defeat. Over the years, various media outlets have reported on this so-called curse and fans have watched in either glee or despair when they find out that Drake is a supporter of a team or athlete. “Victims” of the “Drake Curse” have included tennis legend Serena Williams, boxer Anthony Joshua, the Toronto Raptors, MMA fighter Connor McGregor, the Kentucky Wildcats, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Golden State Warriors to name a few.

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