It was revealed prior to their fights that the Canadian rapper had placed a $2.3 million bet on both fighters winning their respective bouts. Up first was ‘Meatball’ Molly McCann who secured the first leg of the parlay with a first-round TKO over Hannah Goldy. Next up was Paddy Pimblett who, despite some first-round adversity, secured a second-round submission victory over Jordan Leavitt. Securing both legs of the parlay, Drake would cash out at $3.7 million.
After hearing about the wager placed, McCann tagged the Degrassi star in an Instagram video asking him to buy luxury Rolex watches for herself and Pimblett in exchange for making the hip hop star $1.4 million in a single night. ‘Meatball’ later confirmed she had received a response from Drake himself, agreeing to the request.
Now it appears that the rap mogul has made good on his promise. In a post on Paddy Pimblett’s Instagram account, the Liverpudlian showed off his new watch.
Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann Help Break The ‘Drake Curse’
With their wins at UFC London, Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann were able to help dispel the ‘Drake Curse.’ Drake’s run of bad luck betting on fights started at UFC 272. The Canadian fight fan backed Jorge Masvidal in his grudge match with Colby Covington. On that night, Drake saw $275,000 vanish after ‘Chaos’ secured a unanimous decision victory.
Drake then dropped $427,000 backing Justin Gaethje to beat Charles Oliveira at UFC 274 in May. Things took a turn for the better at UFC 276 when the rapper dropped $1 million on Israel Adesanya to defeat Jared Cannonier at UFC 276. Now with his success backing ‘Meatball’ and ‘The Baddy,’ things appeared to be turning around for the superstar’s betting habits. That was until Leon Edwards‘ shocking defeat of Kamaru Usman at UFC 278. The rapper reportedly lost $400,000 betting on ‘The Nigerian Nightmare.’
Before making good on his promise, Pimblett has jokingly warned Drake about backing out of the deal.
“Hopefully he is coming to Chicago in a few days to meet us there and give us our watches,” Pimblett told reporters after his win. “Molly was messaging him after the fight so hopefully he comes to Chicago and we can meet him, that would be sound. He can’t back out on it now, can he? He said he was going to get us a watch so he has to get us a watch.”