Drake places $500,000 bet on Jon Jones to beat Ciryl Gane

Jon Jones just can’t catch a break. Just a week after UFC released an embedded episode in which the UFC ace is seen getting a haircut, another curse strikes.

Canadian rapper, Drake, is betting $500,000 on Jon Jones to win the UFC heavyweight title against Ciryl Gane at UFC 285 in Las Vegas.

This comes after Drake lost $400,000 betting on the wrong horse in a boxing match last weekend. The rapper is known for his big-money bets on the UFC, and he’s hoping his latest wager will pay off.

Drake’s bet is split into two parts: $250,000 for Jones to win by submission, and $250,000 for him to win by knockout. If Jones wins by submission, Drake stands to win $1.7 million, while a knockout victory would net him $1.3 million.

Jones’s confident he has what it takes to come out on top. He’s labeled Gane as the most “incomplete” mixed martial artist in the top-five of the heavyweight division and has questioned Gane’s resilience if the bout goes into the later rounds.

 UFC star Conor McGregor was also seen in the comments:

Jones has also noted that Gane’s lack of wrestling and takedown defense could be his downfall. While Gane is known for his striking, Jones believes he is not a very strong kickboxer defensively. Jones has identified Gane’s weaknesses and is ready to exploit them in the octagon.

Drake’s recent betting history has been a mixed bag of wins and losses. He lost $275,000 betting on Jorge Masvidal to beat Colby Covington in their grudge match last March, and his luck didn’t improve when Justin Gaethje was choked out by Charles Oliveira in their title clash a few months later. Drake broke his bad run of form by winning a $1 million bet on Israel Adesanya to beat Jared Cannonier in their middleweight title last July.

Drake’s biggest win came when he backed Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann to win their respective events at UFC London. The Scouse duo won, and Drake rewarded them with plush Rolex watches as a token of his appreciation.

While Drake is busy out there promoting his partnership with the betting house, and probably not losing any money there’s a serious stigma attached to receiving an endorsement from him. There are several UFC ‘courses’ fans have spotted, the most notable being getting a haircut on embedded, getting spotted with cupping marks, bumping fists with Bruce Buffer during the announcement and of course, Drake betting on you.