United State of America-Canadian rapper, Drake has won over N1 billion ($2.8 million) bet after supporting Israel Adesanya’s victory at the UFC 287.
Adesanya fought Alex Pereira to reclaim the middleweight title, five months after he lost it twice to his counterpart.
It was reported that Drake lost the sum of $1.6 million after backing Adesanya to win in the lost fight, but he rewarded Drake in his rematch over the weekend with Pereira.
Drake placed the sum of $500,000 bet on Adesanya to win. Drake’s bet returned $885,000 and a $400,000 bet for him to win by knockout, returned a whopping $ 1.8 million.
When Adesanya was asked about Drake’s bet after his fight, he said:
“Shout Out to everyone that bet on me but you have to realise that when I step into the octagon I put my life on the line. That’s the biggest parlay you can ever do. I’m a betting man too so shoutout to stake, we are about to make another deal and get more money.”