To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK
Advert
Advert
Advert

Drake drops a massive $700,000 bet on UFC 297 fight between Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis

Nasir Jabbar

Published 
| Last updated 

Drake drops a massive $700,000 bet on UFC 297 fight between Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis

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.

Advert

Loading…

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.

Advert
Image: Drake/Stake
Image: Drake/Stake

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.

Advert

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."

Advert

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."

Featured Image Credit: Getty/Stake

Topics: UFC

Nasir Jabbar
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Football

Arsenal fans angry at Mikel Arteta despite record-breaking 6-0 Sheffield United win

3 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Mike Tyson didn't hesitate when naming the smartest fighter he ever faced in the ring

14 hours ago