UFC star Molly McCann shows off £40,000 Rolex bought for her by Drake after breaking his betting curse
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UFC superstar Molly McCann has revealed that Drake gifted her a brand new £40k Rolex after winning her fight, breaking his long-standing 'betting curse' and winning him £1.2million.
'Meatball', as she is often known as, has been making her name in the Octagon since entering the UFC in 2018, and she showed her new timepiece off during a recent visit to Capital FM studios, where she chatted with host Roman Kemp about the story behind it all.
In September 2022, Canadian rapper Drake gifted a Rolex to McCann and Paddy 'The Baddy' Pimblett after Drake won an extortionate £3.1m, after betting on both of the fighters to win their bouts at UFC London.
One of the most famous artists of his generation, Drake made sure to personally congratulate McCann with the gift following her triumph.
McCann and Pimblett made up a double bet for Drake, who bet £1.9m on both of them to win.
McCann produced an astonishing TKO of Hannah Goldy after a spinning elbow, while the latter submitted his opponent, Jordan Leavitt, in the second round.
To nobody's surprise, the 33-year-old McCann sported the lavish wash on Kemp's show, as the item became the main topic of conversation.
The watch is a Rolex Daytona, which is worth roughly £40,000.
McCann admitted she felt nervous ahead of her bout, but after finding out that Drake and his infamous betting curse had lumped on her, she felt even more jittery.
Drake's extortionate punts on athletes and teams had almost always ended in humiliation prior to this win, and McCann was aware of the artist's horrible betting record.
"Imagine waking up, you've already got nerves - a full sell out crowd coming to watch, and then the Drake curse is on you because everyone [he's] always bet on had ended up losing.
McCann also revealed that her girlfriend told her Drake had placed millions on her to win.
"I don't think about losing but in that moment I thought, 'What if in that moment I lose him two and a half mill there'," she explained.
Shortly after their wins, McCann and Pimblett decided to try and ask for a Rolex each from Drake, as they had both watched videos online about watches - and the both requested the most expensive models they could think of.
Drake surprisingly went along with it and posted on Instagram: "Rollies for Meatball and the Baddy. Secured the W & the rollie."
McCann was seen posing with the gold Rolex when strolling in Liverpool city centre last year, and Pimblett too was out and about showing it off.