As TMZ reports, Drizzy had high hopes that his good friend and middleweight champion Israel Adesanya would beat Alex Pereira during UFC 281 last night. So much so, in fact, that the father of one was willing to bet $2 million on the fight.
This shouldn’t come as a major surprise to anyone who keeps close tabs on the Scorpion rapper. Previously, he placed a $1 million bet on the champion fighter. This landed him an impressive payday after Adesanya took home another victory.
At the time, the 36-year-old made sure to tell his Instagram followers about his “deep deep respect” for the athlete. He also didn’t hold back on requesting the opportunity to walk him out at an upcoming match. “One of the most inspiring guys to me,” Drake said of the Nigerian-New Zealander.
Seeing as he struck gold betting on Adesanya not so long ago, it only makes sense that Champagne Papi felt so confident in his decision to double his wager this time around.
Last night’s event took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Lagos-born fighter appeared to have the upper hand until the fifth round. At this point, Pereira lashed out with several harsh body hits that staggered his competitor.
Though Adesanya didn’t drop, the referee made the executive decision to step in and end the fight. This marks the victor’s third time defeating his competitor – the last two events saw them facing off in rounds of kickboxing.
Before the match, Drake teased a photo of his bet ticket on social media. “Been focused on the album, gotta get back to stacking up,” he wrote. Seems as though his stacking duties have only doubled since then.
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