Bilzerian Loses ‘Pocket Change’
Professional poker player and internet celebrity Dan Bilzerian lost quite a bit of cash this past weekend at UFC 246.
Ahead of the headliner between Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone on Saturday night, Bilzerian posted an image on Instagram showing him betting piles of money on “Cowboy” getting the win.
“Puttin some pocket change on @cowboycerrone who y’all got?”
Based on the image, some on the internet estimated the amount to be just over $1 million.
Okay the total for the money is: 6 layers, $2000 each set. Approx 20 sets down the line. times 4 rows. Plus adding the extra random stacks with the two random 5k stacks and 10k stack totals to be $1,024,000.
— Sweaney (@Sweanison) January 19, 2020
In the end, it all went down the drain as Cerrone not only lost to McGregor, but failed to land a single strike en route to a 40-second TKO defeat in the first round.
Bilzerian reacted to his losing bet in good spirits afterwards.
— Dan Bilzerian (@DanBilzerian) January 19, 2020
Then again, what’s $1 million to Bilzerian who, with a reported net worth of $200 million, already labeled the amount as pocket change?