(Photo taken from CNBC)
Drake is having a busy day. Just moments ago, the superstar rapper made an appearance at the Kentucky Derby with fellow rapper Jack Harlow.
Drake 😂 pic.twitter.com/M2MBKbJ7Po
— CJ Fogler AKA Perc70 #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) May 7, 2022
However, before he popped up there, the 6 God made news by placing a $550,000 (Canadian dollars) bet on Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 274 tonight.
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) May 7, 2022
Gaethje is headlining UFC 274 tonight against Charles Oliveira for the UFC lightweight championship. This fight has been surrounded in drama after Oliveira became the first UFC champion ever to miss weight for his title fight. Since missing the weight, bets on Gaethje have been flying in like crazy, swaying his odds heavily.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 7, 2022
Some fans are now skeptical of how Gaethje will do now due to the “Drake curse”. Fans joked online about Gaethje’s approval of Drake betting on him.
Justin Gaethje when he found out Drake bet 500k on him to win today pic.twitter.com/UyVrqKs7F5
— Heavyweight Thanos (@MMAThanos) May 7, 2022
Justin Gaethje arriving at the arena after finding out that Drake has put money on him to win#UFC274
— Out Of Context MMA (@oocmma) May 7, 2022
The fight is only a title fight for Gaethje due to Oliveira missing weight. Meaning if Gaethje wins, he can claim the undisputed UFC lightweight title. If Oliveira wins, he will not be champion. Instead, he will be a number one title contender set to face a to-be-determined opponent at a later date.
For transparency’s sake, I want to let everyone know that I placed a $15 bet on Justin Gaethje to win after Oliveira missed weight.