Israel Adesanya, who has a record of 22-1 and is ranked third in the pound-for-pound MMA rankings on ESPN, appeared genuinely grateful for Drake’s belief in him when he said that he has seen the artist perform twice live and was looking forward to Drake watching him in return. Fans are now concerned about Israel Adesanya going into his upcoming battle since Drake has been in contact with him.
Fans Concerned About Israel Adesanya
On Saturday at UFC 276 in Las Vegas, Adesanya challenges Jared Cannonier for the championship. Drake called Adesanya on FaceTime on Thursday, adding intrigue to an already exciting fight week for him that had included big talk, a crazy verbal sparring bout with Sean Strickland, and a tense confrontation with Cannonier. On Friday night, Adesanya posted a film of his chat with Drake, dubbed “Goat Talk,” between one of the greatest middleweights in UFC history and one of the most popular rappers and singers of the present day.
Drake admitted throughout the conversation that he wagered $1 million on Adesanya. Prior to the bout, Drake also wished Adesanya well and lavished praise on him. Adesanya was so awestruck when they hung up. The “Drake curse” has become a thing this year. Drake placed a $275k wager on Jorge Masvidal to defeat Colby Covington at UFC 272 back in March. Covington prevailed in a lopsided contest by unanimous judgment.
Drake then placed a $550,000 wager on Justin Gaethje defeating Charles Olveira at UFC 274 in May. Gaethje was defeated by Oliveira in the opening round.