Fan Bets 30k on Masvidal to win at UFC 244
$30,000 is not a small amount of money. Honestly, look at all of the things one could purchase with that. A vehicle, down payment on a home, or even a portion of a private island in Nova Scotia (look it up, it’s real.) So, it’s mindblowing that a fan would place a 30k wager on Jorge Masvidal to defeat Nate Diaz at UFC 244. But, they did… and it further proves that this crazy sport we all love can be just as crazy outside of the cage.
MMA betting is already a risky business. Like the elder statesmen of the boxing, media would say, almost anyone has a ‘punchers chance’ during sanctioned competition. Now all the fact that elbows, knees, legs, grappling and a host of other factors are all included. Safe to say, it’s pretty difficult to correctly predict the exact outcome of combat sports. News broke of the 30k wager placed by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto via Twitter.
A $30k wager was placed on Jorge Masvidal (@GamebredFighter) to defeat Nate Diaz today at the Las Vegas SuperBook, per @vegasmurray. The book is expecting a sizable betting handle for the BMF title fight.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) September 28, 2019
- Bet 365: Jorge Masvidal (-172) vs Nate Diaz (+150)
- Bovada: Jorge Masvidal (-185) vs Nate Diaz (+150)
- 5Dimes: Jorge Masvidal (-185) vs Nate Diaz (+160)
As shown, the odds are razor-thin, but they are all in inclination that Masivdal will win the ‘BMF’ title. Taking Masvidal with -172 odds on a 30k bet, if predicted correctly, would earn winnings of $17,441.86. The total payout would be $47,441.86 if everything goes in the fan’s favor.
Usually, the most maximum money in betting comes from betting against who’s favored to win. It’s usually the biggest risk but in this case, anything could happen. Nate Diaz shocked the world before when he beat Conor McGregor at UFC 196 and flipped the betting world upside down.
Nate earns himself another chance to tip the scales. Just not at the same magnitude as before against McGregor.
Betting lines are always shifting. But, the absolute excitement surrounding this high stakes bout will have every high roller on the edge of their seat hoping to cash out.
Unless Masvidal loses.
That could make the ‘B’ in ‘BMF’ stand for “broke.”