Drake is no stranger when it comes to gambling on the UFC fights. He is certainly known these days for putting the odd bets on UFC fights, but the luck is not usually on the rapper’s side. But he recently snapped his losing streak as he won his biggest bet yet in July. He is known to be a long-time UFC fan and previously came out to support Conor McGregor before his bout with Floyd Mayweather in 2017 and was seen wrapped in an Ireland flag walking out with McGregor for a face-off against Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The Canadian artist lost his first few bets of the year gambling on UFC, as his $275,000 went in vain when he backed Jorge Masvidal beat Colby Covington in March as 'Gamebred' was outclassed his bitter rival. Two months later Drake staked $550,000 on Justin Gaethje to beat Charles Oliveira with the hope to have a good payday which also saw him lose big money.
The month of July turned out to be a lucky month for Drake. He won back-to-back bets, cashing in for a gigantic $3.7M on a $1.9M bet on the scousers Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann wins at UFC London. This wasn’t the only profit Drake made that month. He predicted the winner of the UFC 276 main event correctly as the middleweight champion Israel Adesanya defended his title against Jared Cannonier.
Paddy Pimblett is having the time of his life as his UFC career continues to flourish. With 3 out of 3 wins with the promotion, The Liverpool native become so popular that his last performance caught the attention of a Canadian rapper.
After Pimblett and his comrade Molly McCann secured their win at UFC London against Jordan Leavitt and Hannah Goldy, the duo demanded a Rolex in their Instagram story.
“Rollies for Meatball and the Baddy,” Drake wrote. He tagged crypto betting platform Stake, who then re-posted the story with the caption, “Secured the W & the rollie.”
Recently Paddy Pimblett posted a video in which he received his well-earned gift and couldn’t have been happier about it.
“A what?” Pimblett said. “A little something from Drake. Oh, s—t! Oh my ... Belter! Thank you very much. Nice one for that Drake. Thank you very much. He said he’d get us a Rolex and he’s got us one.”
Both Pimblett and Molly have fought together in the UFC events, and it has resulted to be a great business for the promotion. But this time the duo will be split up as Molly McCann has gone on to book her next fight at UFC 281 where she faces a 23-year-old super talent, Erin Blanchfield. While Paddy is looking out at the options for his next fight.
Drake will have eyes on this bout as he will wish for a quick paycheck as his winning streak came to end. The ‘’Drake Curse’’ continues as he recently lost betted $172000 on UFC 278 headliner for Kamaru Usman to beat Leon Edwards.