Famous rapper Drake is known as a terrible bettor. Despite putting big money on the line, he almost never gets his predictions right. This provided the core fact underlying the myth of the ‘Drake Curse’ which will affect whoever he picked to win.
However, last Saturday, UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya finally broke the curse by winning against Jared Cannonier. Besides the Drake’s curse, Adesanya also claimed to have broken another three curses in his UFC appearances.
Former boxing heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua met Drake prior to his US debut against Andy Ruiz Jr. back in 2019. In a post on his Twitter, he said that he’ll break the curse.
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyjoshua) March 21, 2019
Unfortunately he was stopped in the 7th round and lost all his four belts to Ruiz.
This year, Drake has put $275,000 on Jorge Masvidal to beat Colby Covington in February. However, Covington comfortably beats Masvidal with a lopsided decision.
He later put a bigger $550,000 bet on Justin Gaethje to beat Charles Oliveira in May. Oliveira submitted Gaethje in the first round that night.
He also put a whopping $1 million on Adesanya to beat Cannonier at UFC 276. Surprisingly enough, he got it right this time. And before you start wondering about how to become a Canadian rapper perhaps it’s worthwhile to mention that Drake is a promotional betting partner of the place he’s placing these giant bets on – so he’s unlikely to have spent any of his own personal money on the stunts.
The case of the $1 million UFC 276 bet is also peculiar in another regard – Drake was betting on the favorite here likely due to the fact that Adesanya also promotes the same online betting house.
Following the fight, Adesanya told the reporters that he broke several curses with the victory that night.
“Shoutout to Drizzy,” he told reporters.
“I don’t know what he won but what f***ing curse? I don’t post s*** but for the Vettori fight, me and Drizzy were going back and forth talking during fight week. After that fight we were still talking in the DMs as well so I don’t know people, what curse?”
“Also the green short, another curse. I’ve broken all the curses, the Drake curse, the shorts curse because apparently I changed my shorts from black and gold. EA cover curse I’ve broken that, embedded haircut curse. So stupid you f***ing c***s.”
The EA cover curse refers to fighters losing his next fight after making it to EA’s UFC game cover. Fighters like Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal were said to have fallen victim to the curse.
There’s also a green shorts curse – notably tied to Conor McGregor. In addition to the ‘getting a haircut’ on embedded curse which Adesanya also debunked.
No news yet on the curse of boring your fans to death with your performance yet but he’s getting close to Tyron Woodley’s score.