Drake Bets Big On Nate Diaz To Beat Jake Paul With $250K Wager

Drake has placed a hefty bet on this weekend’s big fight between YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul and former UFC contender Nate Diaz. According to TMZ, the 6 God made a wager to the tune of $250,000, ahead of the 10-round cruiserweight bout (catchweight of 185 pounds), in favor of Diaz. “Jake is a dog but I can never bet against a Diaz brother that’s just how I was raised,” Drizzy told the outlet.


Set to go down on Saturday night (August 5) at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, the fight marks Diaz’s boxing debut. It will be available to watch on ESPN+ PPV, 8 p.m. ET.

While it is unclear whether Drake will be stepping away from his It’s All a Blur Tour to support the fight, this certainly isn’t the first sporting event he’s taken a rather large gamble on. Earlier this year, Drizzy threw his support behind Paul during his fight against Tommy Fury but lost big — $400k — when Paul didn’t deliver. A loss Paul jokingly blamed the rapper for.

“Fuck! This is Drake’s fault! Drake, bro! Why did you do this to me? Nah, it’s my fault, but $400,000 is nothing to him,” he said at the time, during a press conference after a reporter brought up the fact that Drake bet six figures on Paul to win and questioned whether the infamous “Drake curse” was at play.


“He’s won a lot of money betting on me before so he’s probably about even now. Sorry, Drake. I’ma get that W in the rematch,” Paul added.

Despite the curse — alleging that Drake throwing his support behind any athlete or sports team is the equivalent of the bad luck associated with breaking a mirror — the rapper has cleaned up on many occasions. In October 2021, the “Nice for What” rhymer backed British boxer Tyson Fury as he closed out his epic boxing trilogy against Deontay Wilder.

“This is a video for the most psycho man that I know,” said Drake via Twitter, in a video clip sent to the heavyweight fighter. “He’s mad in his head but he has the purest heart. Nicest guy. The Gypsy King. Scariest man in boxing. I’m wishing you the best of luck this weekend, brother. I want you to just go out there and continue the legacy. Do what you do. We all love ’cause you’re relentlessly yourself.”

He continued, “So, go out there and get the work done. And afterward, fucking sing your heart or say whatever the fuck you wanna say. But I’ma tell you, brother, we’re all so proud of you. We love you, and I appreciate you always staying in contact with me. You know, I appreciate the encouragement, the inspiration. Yeah, man. I’m looking forward to seeing the end result this weekend. Wishing you the best always. I’ll see you on the other side. Fuck ’em.”


Tyson Fury posted the video on Twitter with the caption, “Trust me @Drake, once I’m done with him he’ll be running through Alabama with his woes! God Bless You G.”

Meanwhile, Wilder ended up getting knocked out by Tyson Fury in the 11th round to deliver his second straight win against The Bronze Bomber, following his previous victory in February 2020.

Source – HipHopDx

In Other News – Kanye West Puts Donda Concerts Childhood Home Up For Auction

Kanye West has made the decision to say farewell to a replica of his childhood home, which he used as a prop for his Donda concert series. According to TMZ, the controversial rapper and producer’s production company has enlisted the help of Jason Levy, president of The Levy Recovery Group to offload the property via a live auction later this year.

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In the meantime, the home is currently sitting in a warehouse in the Chicago area, broken down into smaller sections, though it can be reassembled at the request of the highest bidder for a fee. Read more

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