Drake, a celebrity rapper who has won multiple awards, is known for releasing music albums that have broken sales records. In addition to his musical accomplishments, however, Drake has developed a betting habit that is truly astounding.
The Canadian rapper has increased his already massive following on Instagram by uploading pictures of himself betting absurd amounts of money.
Drake has covered a wide range of sporting events, including the likes of boxing, the National Football League (NFL), the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), basketball, football, baseball, and even Formula One.
Yet, it is common knowledge that whenever Drake is seen rooting for a team or fighter, everyone’s immediate assumption is that the team or fighter he backs will end up on the losing side.
Yet, there is a time and place for everything, and the music mogul found that UFC 285 was a very profitable event for him. The multi-platinum recording artist wagered a total of $250,000 on a prop bet that was placed on March 3 regarding the possibility that Jon Jones would submit Ciryl Gane. The bet resulted in a total payout of a cool $1,700,000.
Jones probably sensed a significant disturbance in the force once the wager was placed, but not even the Drake curse was enough to prevent “Bones” from trapping Gane in a guillotine choke at barely 2 minutes and four seconds into the first round.
In addition, Drake made a lot of money with bets he placed on Israel Adesanya to win against Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 and then again with his UFC London parlay bets on Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann. It is true that his string of losses has also been widely chronicled, but you have to give credit to a brilliant play when it wins.