Drake lost $2 million after betting on Israel Adesanya, the UFC’s middleweight champion, to defeat Alex Pereira at UFC 281
According to TMZ, Israel defeated Peirera in the fifth round of their fight on Saturday (November 13) at Madison Square Garden in New York City but Pereira had hammered Adesanya with a flurry of blows by the fifth (15th) round of the fight, leaving him dazed but still.
After deciding that he had seen enough roughness, the referee intervened to break up the fight. Pereira defeated Adesanya for the third time in a row with this victory.
They have previously competed against each other in kickboxing matches. Drake, who is known for putting large bets, earned $1 million in July when Israel Adesanya defeated mixed martial artist Jared Cannonier.
But this time, the $2 million he bet on Israel to win the battle was never meant to be after his friend was soundly trounced..
Drake posted a screenshot of his Stake bet on his Instagram story, captioning it, “Been focused on the album I gotta get back to stacking up.”