Drake is one of the richest rappers in the world and he just augmented his status by becoming $1m richer after Nigerian-born New Zealand professional Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) Israel Mobolaji Adesanya won against Jared Cannonier at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Adesanya reportedly recorded a unanimous decision victory against Cannonier after five rounds in the octagon.
Ahead of the crunch fight Drake whose real name is Aubrey Drake Graham made a huge bet on him and he made him proud with his well-deserved victory.
The commercially Successful rapper had facetime with Adesanya before the fight to wish him good luck and remind him that his money is on him to win.
“Bro, I already know what time it is,” Drake could be heard saying. “You know, I put a light million up.” When Adesanya balked at the number, he responded that it was “a light mil,”. “I had to put a light mil on my brother,” he added. “Return on investment is a lock.”
I just want to wish you good luck,” he added later during the call. “You know I love you, brother. You’re different. You’re a different guy, bro. I have a deep, deep, deep love and respect for you. A deep love and respect.