Canadian musician Drake has put his money where his mouth is and sent Paddy Pimblett a Rolex watch after betting on the Liverpool man to triumph in his recent bout at UFC London.
Drake won a sum of around £1.2 million after placing a double bet on Pimblett and Molly McCann to have their hands raised at the UFC’s return to the English capital in July, with Pimblett fulfilling his side of the deal by scoring a second round submission win against American Jordan Leavitt and McCann doing the same after she uncorked another spinning elbow which led to the finish in her fight against Hannah Goldy.
Drake said afterwards that he would send both fighters a Rolex watch as a ‘thank you’ — and a video posted by Pimblett to social media has showed that Drake has delivered on his word.
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‘Oh, sh*t! Oh my… belter!” Pimblett can be heard saying in the brief clip. “Thank you very much. Nice one for that Drake. Thank you very much. He said he’d get us a Rolex and he’s got us one.”
However, Drake doesn’t always see success in his wagers. He lost a significant sum betting on Jorge Masvidal to beat Colby Covington, and also lost an eye-watering sum when Leon Edwards knocked out former welterweight champion Kamaru Usman earlier this month.