UFC London was a lucrative night for rap superstar Drake, who laid down a cool $2 million in a “Scouser’s parlay” that required both Molly McCann and Paddy Pimblett to get their hands raised at the end of their respective bouts.
McCann came through on her end of the wager first, earning a first-round TKO of Hannah Goldy. Pimblett followed by landing a rear-naked choke to stop Jordan Leavitt, allowing Drake to walk home with $3.7 million in winnings
Drake’s been known to place ill-informed bets in the past, making his wages act as a harbinger of defeat.
This was seen earlier this year when the rapper lost $275,000 when Jorge Masvidal lost to Colby Covington at UFC 272. He lost a further $427,000 when Justin Gaethje was defeated by Charles Oliveira at UFC 274.
Recently however, his luck seems to have turned around. He won big by placing $1 million on Israel Adesanya to defeat Jared Cannonier at UFC 276.
After the fight, McCann and Pimblett filmed a video from the dressing room at London’s O2 Arena, imploring Drake to send some of his winnings their way in the form of new Rolex watches.
“Excuse me Champaign Papi, we just broke your curse, lad. We just broke your curse. Can I have a Rolly? Can I have a Rolly, please?” said McCann in the video.
At the UFC London post-fight press conference, Pimblett confirmed that he and McCann will be getting some new watches, courtesy of Drake.
“Molly sent him a video right after asking for watches, and he said he’s going to give us both a Rolex. So we’re swimming in it,” said Pimblett.