- Drake appears to have lost a lot of money on bets at UFC 278
- Brendan Schaub thinks there’s a conspiracy behind the rapper’s massive apparent UFC bets
World-famous rap artist Drake lost a huge chunk of money this past weekend after betting on Kamaru Usman and Jose Aldo to win at UFC 278. Drake lost over $400K on the main event after Leon Edwards knocked out Usman to steal the welterweight belt. He also blew nearly $239K on Aldo, who lost to Merab Dvalishvili.
While many seemed drawn to the staggering amount of money Drake has been posting on these UFC bets, ex-UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub is not buying any of it.
— UFC (@ufc) August 19, 2022
It’s a business
For “Big Brown,” Drake know nothing about MMA and the figures he has been posting on social media are intended to capture the attention of his fans. Schaub suspects that the rapper is being paid to do it to promote the betting app because he has a massive fan base.
“Here’s Drake pretending he knows MMA,” Schaub said on his podcast. “Oh, weird, it’s like he’s paid to do this… It’s all promotion. This is the way it works. They give him, they say here Drake, it’s Drake I don’t know, $15 million. Pretend you’re betting. Also, we will do the bets for you because we know you don’t know s**t about the UFC.”
The Drake Curse is back
After losing an incredible amount of money in one night, Drake got the MMA community believing that the so-called “Drake Curse” is back. It can be recalled that around 2018, the Canadian rap artist earned quite a reputation for betting on UFC fighters who were eventual losers.
Whether Schaub is right about his claim about Drake, it’s hard to tell. But if the rapper really lost that amount of money this past weekend, maybe the only thing real about all this is the “Drake Curse.”