Gaethje delivered a picture-perfect head kick that caught Poirier, leading to a knockout in the second round. Masvidal was left in awe and shock since he had placed a massive bet on Poirier winning.
He disclosed a daring $100,000 bet on Poirier, putting his faith in the latter’s triumph. Despite the outcome not going his way, Masvidal did his best to downplay the consequences.
Jorge Masvidal reportedly lost a $100K bet on Dustin Poirier Saturday 😅
(via @tntnsports) pic.twitter.com/1wFX3Cims1
— br_betting (@br_betting) July 31, 2023
“Dustin looked in the best shape ever, and obviously he’s my teammate, so I wanted the world for him to win,” Masvidal continued. “(I made a wager) that I probably shouldn’t have. I put $100,000 on DP, on Dustin Poirier. Kids, I’m sorry, you gotta go to public school now,” Masvidal
This is not the first time that Masvidal has spoken about betting on the outcome of a fight. Under the UFC rules, fighters are allowed to bet on themselves to win, as opposed to losing.
The now-retired MMA star spoke previously about placing a bet for his fight with Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 in 2020.
But given that Masvidal lost back-to-back bouts against him, it is fair to say that he didn’t get the result he was expecting.
With that being said, his comments about the bet backfired given the result.
“It’s get paid time baby. You know what that means? You know your boy’s a gambler. I gamble on myself more than anything other in this world. Shoutout to those oddsmakers, thank you, I appreciate this payday. Thank you,” Masvidal
Although Masvidal did not address the result of the bet publicly, as it is not clear if he went through with the bet, he has shown a tendency to bet high amounts.
But next time around, perhaps betting a large sum may not be the wisest move.