Drake Loses $700,000 On UFC 297 Main Event, Fighters And Fans React: ‘Drake Does It Again’

"The Drake Curse" has completed another chapter after Dricus du Plessis dethroned Sean Strickland of the UFC middleweight title.

Drake (left) and Dricus du Plessis punching Sean Strickland (right)(Images via Instagram @ChampagnePapi and @UFC)

The infamous curse involving legendary rapper Drake has continued with the first UFC pay-per-view of 2024. 

In 2020, Drake signed a lucrative partnership with an online sports betting and casino company called “Stake.” Since then, the Canadian-born rapper has helped make the website popular by acquiring mainstream attention due to his massive bets on combat sports events. 

Unfortunately, the 37-year-old hasn’t had the best of luck with his big-money wagers. As a result, he’s gained a reputation for putting a curse on anyone he picks. On Saturday night, the well-known rapper worth millions of dollars took another financial hit due to a UFC fight.

Earlier this week, the Canadian artist announced he gambled $700,000 on Sean Strickland to defend his middleweight title against Dricus du Plessis in the UFC 297 main event. Strickland and Du Plessis battled through a grueling twenty-five minutes of action before Du Plessis ultimately emerged victorious by split decision.

It should be noted that there are rumors that the Canadian rapper’s massive wagers are directly associated with his Stake partnership. 

Fighters and fans react to Drake losing $700,000 by betting on Sean Strickland

“The Drake Curse” has become a well-known tradition in the combat sports community. Therefore, UFC fans and fighters were worried about Sean Strickland after the legendary rapper announced his pick for the UFC 297 main event. 

Following Strickland’s loss, Jamahal Hill, Belal Muhammad, and many fans took to Twitter and called out the 37-year-old millionaire:

“Got D*mn it Drake!!!” – Jamahal Hill

“Drake does it again” – Belal Muhammad

“Drake Curse is real! But i did have DDP to beat Strickland even before the bet #UFC297”

“F*ck you Drake I blame your ferret looking a*s for taking Sean! #UFC297”

“Fook drake that mad backwards coont”

“D*mn you Drake …. You did it again #UFC297”

Dricus du Plessis called out Israel Adesanya for his first middleweight title defense during his post-fight interview with Daniel Cormier. Adesanya hasn’t officially announced if he will fight in 2024, but there is growing speculation that the former 185-pound king wants to return sooner than later.

Published on January 21, 2024 at 7:07 pm
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