Israel Adesanya is now a worldwide superstar and has one of the biggest music artists rooting for him ahead of the UFC 276 pay-per-view event. Drake has also revealed that he will put money on the middleweight champ to retain his belt.
UFC 276 is just a day away and every fight fan in the world is hyped to watch this pay-per-view event at the T-Mobile Arena go down. Headlining this pay-per-view event this weekend is the middleweight champion of the world, Israel Adesanya as he goes out to make his 6th title defense against top contender Jared Cannonier. This fight is one of the most anticipated bouts of the night and like any other fan in the world, legendary rapper Drake is also excited to watch “The Last Stylebender” put on a show.
Earlier yesterday, Izzy stepped on the scales and successfully made weight for his title fight. Weight cuts are usually devastating but Adesanya can say his weight cut was made a little better by the iconic rapper as he called to wish Izzy the best ahead of the fight and also casually revealed that he was betting a million dollars on the middleweight champion to retain his 185-pound belt.
Can Israel Adesanya defeat the Drake curse?
Drake might be one of the biggest stars in the world but MMA fans are always wary of him whenever the rapper is associated with their favorite fighter. The rapper is infamously known for being bad luck for fighters because of his history in fight bets. Drizzy has previously bet on Jorge Masvidal, Conor McGregor, Justin Gaethje, and other huge stars which has all coincidentally led to defeats for the respective fighters.
Izzy however was not worried one bit about the curse and was in awe that the global superstar would call him personally to wish him good luck ahead of the fight. The rapper also invited the middleweight champ over to Toronto which is the hometown of the Canadian rapper. Izzy dropped a vlog of him video calling the rapper on his YouTube channel and admitted that he had chills down his spine when Drizzy called him ahead of UFC 276.
Adesanya, also cracked a joke about Drake’s new album “Honestly, Nevermind” as the two stars shared a laugh. Watch the entire video call between Izzy and Drizzy below: