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Drake bets $2 million on Israel Adesanya to defend UFC title over Alex Pereira

If you’re thinking “wow that’s a lot,” don’t worry: It’s Canadian dollars, so just the loonies and toonies from his couch!

Singer Drake interacts with the crowd prior to the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour event at the Budweiser Stage on July 12, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Update 1:03 a.m. ET Drake is now $2 million poorer, as Alex Pereira knocked out Israel Adesanya in the fifth round at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.

The hip-hop star that once claimed to be “25 sittin’ on $25 mil” apparently has some of that cash still, as Drake has wagered $2 million on Israel Adesanya to beat Alex Pereira at the main event of UFC 281 in New York on Saturday.

Drizzy did it for the Gram here (gotta hit them angles), but here’s a copy of the screenshot:

Champagne Papi (real name Aubrey Graham) got a Euro-style price of 1.45, but he’d of gotten 1.48 odds at DraftKings Sportsbook, as the -210 Adesanya sits at via American odds translates to that number. Gotta bet with the best, OVO!

If you’re curious, that $2 million CAD equates to $1,507,102 USD at today’s exchange rate. He’ll pick up a cool $678,196 for a victory, which is close a NFL minimum year salary. Not bad work if you can avoid training camp and getting a lot!

We’ll find out soon if he’s taking home a winner.