Jorge Masvidal’s Loss Costs Drake $275,000, Masvidal Makes Offer
The “Drake Curse” seems to have returned and has claimed a new victim.
Rapper Drake lost $275,000 after betting on Jorge Masvidal to defeat Colby Covington in Saturday’s UFC 272 main event. Covington won the five-round, non-title fight via unanimous decision.
In response to the rapper’s loss, Masvidal offered Drake to have dinner on him the next time the rapper’s in Miami.
“Next time you in Miami dinner on me @Drake,” Masvidal posted on Twitter.
Next time you in Miami dinner on me @Drake
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) March 6, 2022
Covington, meanwhile, roasted the Canadian Grammy award winner in the post-fight press conference and advised him to stick with making music.
“Let’s talk about all the money that Drake lost tonight,” Covington said.
“He needs to go back to selling those shitty albums to get back the money. He should’ve went to America’s Pick of The Week by MyBookie. I tried to give the people the pick of the week. I’m America’s champ, and I was America’s pick of the week.”
The “Drake Curse” has existed since around 2013.
The rapper has been penned as a bad luck charm for teams or athletes he publicly supports. It began in basketball, starting with his home team the Toronto Raptors and college basketball team the Kentucky Wildcats.
The curse seemed to have broken after the Raptors finally won the NBA championship in 2019. Meanwhile, the Wildcats haven’t won a national title since 2012, whose games Drake regularly attended in 2013.
Fast forward to October 2018, Drake was brought out by Conor McGregor during his weigh-in against Khabib Nurmagomedov, which went viral. McGregor was dominated by Nurmagomedov.
The curse seemed to be lifted again after Drake hit his bet on the Los Angeles Rams winning Super Bowl LVI back in February. He earned $575,000 from that.
But Saturday’s loss has put Drake back in the losing column.
On the music side, Drake is a four-time Grammy winner and his most recent album, “Certified Lover Boy” set a record for most U.S. top-ten entries from one album.
For Masvidal, Saturday’s loss marked his third consecutive loss for the first time in his professional career.