UFC stars Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann have revealed they got in touch with hip hop icon Drake following their UFC London wins at the O2 Arena on Saturday night.
The rapper made headlines before the fight when he bet $2,296,211.30 (£1,912,792.23) on ‘The Baddy’ and McCann to win in their respective fights against Jordan Leavitt and Hannah Goldy.
Pimblett endured a tough first frame before securing a second-round submission victory over “Monkey King” to improve to 3-0 since joining the UFC in 2021.
“Meatball” landed another spinning elbow before finishing his opponent in five minutes to improve his winning streak to three in a row, the last two by knockout.
Pimblett and McCann got the biggest pops of the night out of the thousands in attendance at another epic MMA night in London, but Drake will be happier than most after cashing in on the fights to the tune of $3,723,077 (£3,101,401.33).
The cheeky scouse duo were aware of Drake’s sizable win following their performances at the latest UFC event and approached him on social media after the fight.
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After a brief exchange with the Canadian rapper, it looks like he’ll be spending some of his newly acquired money on jewelry for the British fighters who made him money.
“Molly only sent him a video right after and asked for watches and he said he was going to give us both a Rolex, so we’re swimming in it,” Pimblett said at the press conference. post-fight.
Drake took to social media after winning seven figures to confirm he would buy Pimblett and McCann luxury watches.
“Rollies for Meatball and the Baddy,” Drake wrote and tagged crypto betting platform Stake, which later reposted the story with the caption, “Secured the W & the rollie.”
Not only did the next-gen teammates secure victories and new watches, but they also went home $50,000 richer as they were both rewarded with a “Performance of the Night” bonus.