Drake loses $500k as ‘curse’ strikes again after rapper places huge bet on Israel Adesanya at UFC 293 | The Sun

DRAKE lost $500,000 after betting on Israel Adesanya to retain his middleweight title at UFC 293.

The Last Stylebender suffered a shock defeat to Sean Strickland in one of the biggest upsets in the history of MMA.

Strickland, 32, won by unanimous decision after dominating all five rounds.

However, Drake was left disappointed having lost half-a-million dollars backing Adesanya to win.

Just hours before the main event, the rapper took to Instagram to share that he had bet $500k (£401,000) on the New Zealand-born star to knock Strickland out.

With odds of 1.84, Drake was hoping for a huge $920k (£738,000) payout.

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However, Strickland's stunning victory ultimately cost him.

Drake is renowned for his outrageous sporting wagers – which infamously 'curse' whoever he has bet on.

A number of sports stars have fallen victim to the 'Drake curse', including Serena Williams and Conor McGregor.

YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul also suffered the effects when he lost to Tommy Fury earlier this year.

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He joked: "F***! This is Drake's fault!

"Drake, bro, why did you do this to me?"

"No, it's my fault. $400,000 is nothing to him – he has won a lot more money betting on me before.

"He's probably about even now. Sorry Drake, I'll get that W in the rematch!"

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