After Israel Adesanya defeated Alex Pereira at UFC 287 to reclaim the middleweight title, rapper Drake took home a whopping $2.7 million.
Five months after losing the 185-pound title to his bitter rival Pereira, who has beaten him twice in kickboxing, the Nigerian-born New Zealander won it back. After backing Adesanya to win that fight, Drake lost $1.6 million, but in his rematch with Pereira, he made amends for the rapper.
Mirror UK reports that the Canadian placed bets of $500,000 on Adesanya winning, which brought in $885,00, and $400,000 on him winning by knockout, which brought in a whopping $1.8 million.
After Drake’s fight, Stylebender was asked about his wager, and he responded, ” Holler to everybody that bet on me yet you need to understand that when I step into the octagon I put my life at risk. That is the greatest possible parlay. I’m also a gambler, so shout out to stake; we’re about to make another deal and get more money.