Celebrity News

Drake lost R13-million bet against Dricus Du Plessis

The UFC 297 championship main event between then-middleweight champion Sean Strickland (USA) and South Africa’s Dricus Du Plessis is still the talk of the town.

It’s no surprise though, especially since Canadian rapper Drake lost $700,000 (about R13.3 million) after betting that defending champion Sean Strickland would retain his UFC middleweight title.

South Africa’s Du Plessis ended the night with the coveted championship belt and as he walked out of the ring, Drake’s hit song ‘God’s Plan’ played at the venue. Before the game, Drake who is an avid better, shared on his Instagram Stories his betting slip that showed how much he put behind Strickland.

Last year, Drake lost out on a huge sum when he backed Israel Adesanya. He also previously lost $ 1 million (about R18m) after placing a bet on Argentina to beat France in the 2022 World Cup final.

While Drake is probably still nursing his loss that most likely didn’t cause much of a dent in his bank account, Du Plessis has been celebrating since. But that hasn’t stopped social media users from trolling Drake for his major loss.

In other news – Kristen Stewart threatens to quit Hollywood

Kristen Stewart has threatened to quit Hollywood if she fails to secure funding to get her directorial debut off the ground. The ‘Twilight’ star is hoping to step behind the camera to make her first movie as a director but she has yet to secure a deal to bring ‘The Chronology of Water’ to the big screen – and Stewart has now declared she’s not going work in the business again until she finds support for the film.

Speaking to Variety ahead of the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, she explained: “I’m going to make this movie before I ever work for someone else. Read More

Back to top button