- Charles Oliveira has apologized to Drake for submitting Justin Gaethje at UFC 274
- Drake had bet $400k on Gaethje to win the fight
This past Friday, Charles Oliveira ended up losing his belt on the weighing scales. Before he took on Justin Gaethje for what was originally scheduled to be a title match, Drake placed a bet of $400,000 on Gaethje to win the contest. Oliveira has now given his reaction to hearing the news.
Charles Oliveira apologizes to Drake
After a statement win over Justin Gaethje at UFC 274, Charles Oliveira gave a cheeky reaction to Drake losing out on the $400k wager. He jokingly apologized to the Canadian rapper but admits Drake bet on the wrong guy.
In a conversation with TSN Sports, ‘Do Bronx’ shared a message with the hip-hop star.
“I saw it. I apologise but you bet on the wrong guy.”
Oliveira was picked as the favorite by the oddsmakers to win the bout even after he missed weight. The 32-year-old went into the fight knowing he can’t be the champion even if he wins.
While only the top contender spot was at stake for Oliveira, Gaethje could’ve been crowned the champion had he won. Drake would’ve capitalized on his bet and earned a million dollars had it been successful.
Drake curse continues
This is not the first time the multi-time Grammy winner has picked the wrong side. Recently, he lost out on another bet of $250k when he backed Jorge Masvidal to win over Colby Covington at UFC 272.
In a dominating display of skill, Covington won against Masvidal to bring Drake’s tally of betting losses to over $650k in just his last two bets.
Back in 2018, Drake was spotted walking out with Conor McGregor for the weigh-ins against the legendary Khabib Nurmagomedov. Lending his support to the Irish superstar, Drake lost out on that one when Khabib tapped McGregor via a neck crank in the fourth round.
Oliveira is set to challenge for the title in his next fight. He called out the leading fighters in the division as well as McGregor before declaring:
“There is something missing here. The champion has a name and it’s Charles Oliveira.”