Drake drops a massive $700,000 bet on UFC 297 fight between Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis
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Drake has placed a massive bet on the UFC 297 main-event showdown between Sean Strickland and Dricus Plessis.
Strickland defends his UFC middleweight title against Du Plessis at UFC 297.
The American will be seeking his first title defence following his shock win over Israel Adesanya last September at UFC 293.
The South African star, on the other hand, competes in his first UFC title bout, having earned his shot at gold after beating the likes of Darren Till, Derek Brunson and Robert Whittaker.
Ahead of their meeting in Drake's hometown of Toronto, Canada, the rapper has placed a $700,000 bet.
He's backed Strickland to beat Du Plessis at UFC 297.
The Canadian, who is no stranger to betting on UFC fights, is in line to pocket a whopping $1,379,000 if the result comes in.
He posted his bet slip on his Instagram story, accompanied with the caption: "And we're going to fight night," tagging UFC CEO Dana White.
At UFC 296, Drake missed out on a staggering $1,200,000 after he placed a $250,000 bet on Leon Edwards to beat Colby Covington by knockout.
The British fighter went onto win his title fight against Covington by unanimous decision.
Strickland and Du Plessis, meanwhile, were involved in a bizarre face-off at the ceremonial weigh-ins ahead of their clash.
The champion stared at his opponent from across the stage, before 'DDP' charged at him.
White held him back as UFC security intervened, with both fighters eventually squaring off.
Speaking to Jon Anik, Du Plessis said: "I ain’t got no predictions. Like they say, be careful what you wish for. He asked for death. Your wish has been granted, my friend."
Strickland added: "I’m just surprised that Canada let me f**king have a microphone. But [we’re going] to f**king war for you guys. Let’s go f**king Canada."
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