Drake lost a cool $2 million after betting on a UFC title fight.
TMZ reported on Saturday (November 13), middleweight champion Israel Adesanya defeated Alex Pereira at UFC 281 held at Madison Square Garden in NYC.
In the 5th round of the fight, Pereira hit Adesanya with a whirlwind of punches that left him dazed, but he refused to go down. Having seen enough of the brutality, the referee stepped in and stopped the fight.
Pereira’s victory was the third time in a row that he defeated Adesanya. Their previous encounters were in kickboxing matches.
Known for placing big bets, Drake won $1 million when Adesanya beat mixed martial artist Jared Cannonier back in July.
However, the UFC bet is just one of the latest losses Drake has suffered recently. On Friday, Drake and 21 Savage was issued a temporary restraining order to create a fake Vogue magazine cover in promotion of their collaborative album Her loss.
Condé Nast, the company that owns fashion, filed a $4 million lawsuit and won a legal victory against Drake and 21. The company claimed that they repeatedly told Drizzy and 21 Savage’s representatives that they did not have his permission to produce and distribute the magazine.
During a hearing Wednesday (Nov. 9), U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff agreed with Condé Nast, ruling that the fake magazines “deceive the public” and “mislead consumers,” according to Billboard.
“Issue of the requested temporary restraining order is in the public interest to protect the public from confusion, deception and mistake,” Rakoff’s ruling read.
Due to the temporary restraining order, Drake and 21 must stop distributing the fake magazines. According to the report, the judge’s order paves the way for Condé Nast to eventually win the lawsuit. A court date is scheduled for Nov. 22.
Although these are temporary setbacks for the “6 God”, he still has much to celebrate. Despite the legal battles, Her loss debuted at No. 1 on this week’s Billboard 200 chart after posting some big numbers.
According to HITS Daily Double, Her loss landed in first place with 411,000 equivalent units sold in its first week. The album delivered one of the biggest streaming weeks ever, generating around 500 million.
The LP also marks Drake’s second time this year topping the Billboard 200, following his seventh studio album, Honestly, never mindwhich was released back in June.