Drake had already lost $230,000 on Jose Aldo. By betting on Kamaru Usman to beat Leon Edwards, he lost another $200,000 on two more bets.
The rapper has been betting on UFC fights for a long time. His most recent bet, on British fighters Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann, won him £3 million. Usman lost his title last night at UFC 278, when British fighter Edwards knocked him out in the main event at the Vivint Smart Home Arena. Another pay-per-view event was UFC 278.
Drake put two different bets on the winner to keep his title. The first bet was for the Nigerian to win by knockout. It was worth about $149,000. The second bet was for the fighter to win in round four, and it was worth $49,000. But his bad luck struck again when Usman lost the last round to the challenger because of a powerful kick.
The Canadian had also bet on Brazilian UFC legend Jose Aldo to beat Merab Dvalishvili, so this wasn’t the first time he had bad luck. Drake lost an extra $230,000 when he put his third bet on Aldo. He also lost by unanimous decision, making it a bad night at the office for him.
Since the rapper’s public showing of his UFC betting slips was seen as unfair to the fighters, he was often accused of swearing at them. Drake’s first public bet was in March, when he put down $275,000 that Colby Covington would beat Jorge Masvidal.
Drake bet more than $400,000 that Justin Gaethje would beat Charles Oliveira at UFC 274 two months later, but Gaethje was put to sleep in the first round by Oliveira. He stopped losing by betting again on Israel Adesanya, whose title fight against Jarod Cannonier he won. This ended his losing streak, and he won almost $1 million.