Drake loses millions from betting on Sean Strickland
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In the highly anticipated clash at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Strickland’s strategy was to evade du Plessis’s powerful blows while delivering cumulative damage.
Du Plessis, undeterred, launched a relentless attack, targeting Strickland’s head, body, and legs.
The fight culminated in the championship rounds with ‘Stillknocks’ du Plessis taking the upper hand, notably opening a significant cut near Strickland’s left eye.
The final round was a showcase of skill and determination, with both fighters giving their all.
Ultimately, du Plessis emerged victorious by split decision, making history as the first South African-born UFC champion and the first to train primarily in Africa.
What is the ‘Drake curse’?
The ‘Drake curse’ refers to a series of high-profile losses by sports teams and athletes following endorsements or shows of support by Drake.
This superstition gained traction as prominent figures like Conor McGregor, Serena Williams, and the Alabama football team experienced defeats after Drake’s public backing.
While this notion remains a playful part of sports lore without any scientific basis, Strickland’s unexpected loss after the bet has certainly fuelled its mystique.
The bet, equivalent to approximately R13.3 million, with a potential R26.6 million return, was a drop in the ocean of Drake’s wealth, but nonetheless, fans found it opportune to reel in the memes.
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