Drake Bets $1 million That Israel Adesanya Will Win This Weekend’s UFC 276 Fight
After his seventh studio album, Honestly, Nevermind, debuted at No. 1, Drake is feeling optimistic. He is so sure, in fact, that he placed an extremely large wager on tonight’s UFC 276 battle.
Drizzy disclosed on his Instagram page on Friday night that he expects Israel Adesanya to triumph over Jared Cannonier. The athlete and the Canadian rapper were speaking on FaceTime when the rapper casually brought up the “light million” bet he had made on his pal, which put pressure on the 32-year-old.
The father of one also expressed his “deep deep respect” for Adesanya before asking to be chosen to accompany the fighter to his Saturday night fight, which he gladly accepted.
“One of the most inspiring guys to me…” Drake added captions to the video of the memorable occasion. “The Death Note author himself, and my partner with @stake @stylebender BIG FIGHT TMRW… got a million on it [shrug emoji].”
It’s not unusual for Champagne Papi to spend a million dollars on a sporting event. If you think back to this year’s Super Bowl, you might recall stories about the Toronto native placing seven-figure bets on the Los Angeles Rams winning (an obviously successful wager), and he even staked $200,000 on the Golden State Warriors winning the Western Conference Final—another successful wager.
The middleweights Sean Strickland and Alex Pereira, as well as the featherweights Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway, are also scheduled to square off tonight.
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