- Israel Adesanya doubled his money after betting on Patrick Mahomes to be crowned MVP of Super Bowl 58
- Izzy is being targeted by reigning middleweight champion Dricus du Plessis
Israel Adesanya is still making money despite being inactive as he doubled his money by betting on Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes to win the MVP award at Super Bowl 58.
With no fight booked yet, Adesanya has all the time in the world to tune in on other sports and wager at the same time. The former UFC middleweight champion tried his luck by wagering $20,000 on Mahomes to be hailed Super Bowl 58’s MVP. As it turns out, Izzy made the right bet as the Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22. Of course, the MVP was given to none other than Kansas’ star quarterback Mahomes.
It also meant that Adesanya multiplied his money more than twice as he ended up pocketing a total of $44,000 in winnings. To boast about his betting success, “The Last Stylebender” shared a screenshot as proof.
Check it out below:
Izzy is being eyed by the reigning champ
It can be recalled that Adesanya decided to take a break after losing his middleweight title to Sean Strickland at UFC 293. In a wild twist of fate, “Tarzan” lost his belt to Dricus du Plessis, who happened to be Izzy’s nemesis.
With that said, DDP is now eyeing a grudge title match against Adesanya, preferably in Africa. However, “The Last Stylebender” has yet to commit to anything at this point.
In one of his previous interviews, Adesanya said he would like to focus on re-centering himself and possibly consider returning in 2027.