Drake knows basketball. Drake knows football. However, when it comes to sports betting, Drake doesn’t know mixed martial arts, as the pop culture star lost $275,000 betting on Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal at UFC 272.
— MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) March 6, 2022
“Let’s talk about all the money Drake lost tonight,” Covington said at the postfight press conference. “He needs to go back to selling those sh-tty albums to get back the money. Drake you suck at sports betting, go back to your sh-tty little albums and rapping.”
On Saturday, the main event featured former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby “Chaos” Covington versus UFC inaugural novelty BMF (Baddest MF) champion Jorge Masvidal.
The skirmish took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and was a grudge match that had been careening towards professional fisticuffs for years.
The two were former roommates and teammates at American Top Team in South Florida whose relationship went awry. However, Drake took an “L” of epic proportions for regular people but most likely a drop in the bucket for Aubrey Drake Graham.
Next time you in Miami dinner on me @Drake
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) March 6, 2022
According to reports, Drake bet $1.25 million across a few 2022 Super Bowl lines. He bet that the Los Angeles Rams would win and that his guy, Odell Beckham Jr., would score a touchdown.
The artist-entrepreneur revealed his bets on Instagram, showing the bet was made with $1.25 million in bitcoin writing: “All bets are in on the family.”
Drake was correct on both bets.
Now Drake, who is clearly an across-the-board sports aficionado, has found his deficiency as the loss hangs like a hot take albatross around his neck. At least that’s how Covington’s going to spin it as he utilizes attention from any corner of the media to extend his 15 minutes of scurrilous fame.
Still, Drake’s bet against Covington was very on-brand.
The former Oregon wrestler has a history of disrespecting Black people and people of color in various ways to cement his All-American bad guy image.
The 𝑲𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒐𝒇 𝑴𝒊𝒂𝒎𝒊 👑
— UFC (@ufc) March 6, 2022
A Very Disrespectful “Chaos”
He famously called Brazilians “filthy animals” after defeating Demian Maia via unanimous decision in Brazil at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida in 2017.
He also referred to “smoke signals” and “tribe” when engaging in a fight hype-style interview that went awry with UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.
Usman is Nigerian; however, Covington confused that with Native Americans and attached ignorant stereotypes.
.@ColbyCovMMA: “Mr. 45, President Trump. Greatest President in history… Our f*cking country is going to sh*t right now without him.”
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 6, 2022
Covington rode the Make America Great Again wave in MMA as the poster boy for white hostility and Donald Trump’s unapologetic sporting mouthpiece.
With the UFC’s refusal to check Covington for his violation of UFC Code of Conduct Rules, he has run amuck to fill the void left by Conor McGregor, the instigator.
Now that Covington has defeated his rival, it is unclear if he will get a third crack at Kamaru Usman, who has two wins already over him.
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) March 6, 2022
Future “Dust” Up?
However, Covington wasted no time setting up his next potential fight. Ironically, it is also a former teammate.
“I just took care of Miami street trash, now it’s time to take care of Louisiana swamp trash,” Covington said during the postfight interview.
“Where you at Dustin Poirier, you c**t. You said it’s on sight. Name the site, Dustin. Bring that jezebel of a wife and bring that little kid and I’ll see you soon. You’re next.”
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