Rapper Drake loses $430,000 betting on UFC fights as Kamaru Usman is knocked out
Drake has lost another two bets worth $200,000 by backing Kamaru Usman to defeat Leon Edwards having already lost $230,000 on Jose Aldo.
The hip-hop artist has a long history of betting on UFC fights which includes most recently backing British pair Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann in a double bet which saw him pocket a tidy £3million. UFC 278 was another pay-per-view event which saw Usman lose his title after being knocked out cold by British challenger Edwards in the main event at the Vivint Smart Home Arena last night.
Drake had two separate wagers on the champion to retain his title having backed the Nigerian to win by KO in a bet worth around $149,000 in addition to a separate stake of $49,000 that he would pick up the win in round four. However his curse struck again with Usman defeated by a booming kick from the challenger in the final session.
This was not the start of the misfortune for the Canadian who had also backed Brazilian UFC legend Jose Aldo to get the job done against Merab Dvalishvili. However he also came up short losing by unanimous decision in a tough night at the office, with Drake having lost another $230,000 after placing the third of his bets on Aldo.
The rapper has frequently been accused of cursing fighters with the public display of his UFC betting slips seen as a detriment to the fighters. Drake’s first public bet came back in March when previously staked $275,000 on Jorge Masvidal to beat Colby Covington but Covington outclassed his bitter rival.
Two months later, Drake elected to gamble on Justin Gaethje beating Charles Oliveira at UFC 274, putting down in excess of $400,000 on the fight, only for Oliveira to submit his rival in the opening round. However he turned around his form by placing another bet on Israel Adesanya when he successfully defended his belt against Jarod Cannonier to end his betting drought and win around $1m. Culled: Mirror.