- Canadian music superstar Drake has no shortage of bad luck when supporting athletes, infamously dubbed the ‘Drake curse’.
- Israel Adesanya breaks the curse at UFC 276 with a UFC middleweight title defense against Jared Cannonier.
- In a post-fight press conference, Adesanya brought out the receipts on all the supposed curses in his career.
Drake curse? Shorts curse? EA cover curse?
UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya isn’t having any of your “stupid” curses.
Following his unanimous decision win over Jared Cannonier at UFC 276, Adesanya made it clear that he’s hasn’t just broken the Drake curse, he’s “broken all the curses.”
During a post-fight press conference, Adesanya shouted out Drizzy before going on to dismiss the notions of any curses surrounding his career. And he showed up with the receipts.
“I’ve broken the Drake curse now, so stupid. I’ve broken the shorts curse, ’cause apparently I changed my shorts from black and gold. EA cover curse, I’ve broken that. Embedded haricut curse, what other curse…”
Safe to say the champ is not superstitious 😅 #UFC276 pic.twitter.com/hl2R37j7E6
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) July 3, 2022
Before UFC 276, Canadian music superstar Drake made headlines after placing a “light mil” on Adesanya. In a video posted to Twitter by ‘The Last Stylebender’, the two can be seen discussing the bet over dinner on FaceTime.
Goat Talk 🐐
Virtual dinner with @Drake over @stake 🥩#stylebender #drake #poundcake 💰 pic.twitter.com/7kQFkuIq66
— Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) July 2, 2022
Fans were quick to bring up the infamous ‘Drake curse’. Given Drake’s recent luck in UFC fights, the curse seemed very much alive.
He most recently lost a big bet at UFC 274 by taking Justin Gathje over Charles Oliveira, which followed up a losing bet on Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272.
Well now, that run of bad luck has come to an end. With Adesanya successfully defending his UFC middleweight title at UFC 276, Drake won his bet.
The ‘Drake curse’ is finally broken! Let’s see how long it stays that way.