Influential Rapper Drake Loses $250,000 On Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz

Drake's gambling account on Stake took a hit due to Jake Paul defeating Nate Diaz on Saturday night.

Drake (Left) and Jake Paul getting his hand raised against Nate Diaz (Right)(Images via Instagram @ChampagnePapi and @JakePaul)

Legendary rapper Drake lost $250,000 betting on Nate Diaz to defeat Jake Paul.

‘The Problem Child’ returned to the ring on Saturday night nearly six months after losing for the first time a professional boxer. He looked to bounce back against Diaz, a UFC legend, which generated interest from worldwide celebrities like Drake.

Before the intriguing boxing match played out, ‘Champagne Papi’ revealed he placed a $250,000 bet on Diaz to defeat Paul, which would have paid out $1,000,000. He showcased the bet slip on his temporary Instagram story and had this to say about his reasoning: 

“Jake is a dog but I can never bet against a Diaz brother that’s just how I was raised”

Unfortunately for the world-renowned rapper, Diaz failed to emerge victorious as ‘The Problem Child’ secured a unanimous decision win (98-91 x2 and 97-92). Paul’s victory against the Stockton native advanced his professional boxing record to 7-1. 

This isn’t the first time Drake has wrongly predicted a boxing match featuring Paul. In February of this year, the 36-year-old rapper placed a $400,000 bet on ‘The Problem Child’ to knock out Tommy Fury, which would have paid out $1,440,000. After eight rounds of action, Fury had his hand raised with a split-decision scorecard (76-73 x2 and 74-75).

Nate Diaz reacts to Drake betting $250,000 on him against Jake Paul

“The Drake Curse” has become popular over the past few years, with fans claiming the rapper’s support for teams/athletes leads to them losing. During the Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz post-fight interview, Diaz was made aware that he was allegedly a victim of the curse. The Stockton native responded by saying: 

“Yeah, whatever. Shoutout to Drake. Love for the love, I appreciate it. You know what I’m saying, what the f*ck, aye, someone break that curse. What’s happening, f*ck that curse.”

Although Diaz’s boxing debut didn’t go as planned, he has plenty of intriguing matchups waiting for him in the UFC. The 38-year-old’s last Octagon fight was in September 2022, when he defeated Tony Ferguson by a fourth-round submission, extending his promotional record to 16-11.

Published on August 6, 2023 at 8:35 pm
Stay up-to-date with the latest MMA news, rumors, and updates by following the RED Monster on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. Also, don't forget to add MiddleEasy to your Google News feed Follow us on Google News for even more coverage.


Leave a Comment