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"A moment of silence for Aldo’s loss tomorrow" - Fans fear for Jose Aldo after Drake bets massive sum on the Brazilian for UFC 278

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Jose Aldo (left) and Drake (right) [Images courtesy of Getty]
Jose Aldo (left) and Drake (right) [Images courtesy of Getty]

Jose Aldo is set to fight Merab Dvalishvili in a bantamweight bout at UFC 278. Aldo and Dvalishvili are ranked third and sixth, respectively, in the UFC's 135lbs rankings.

Canadian rapper and singer Drake has bet on underdog Aldo to win the fight. Through the cryptocurrency betting platform Stake, Drake bet Bitcoin worth $238,933.83 on the former featherweight champion.

Check out Drake's betting receipt posted by the UFC on Twitter:

👀 @Drake’s bet is in for #UFC278 💰 https://t.co/69RFIohMhn

Drake is known to back athletes and teams across sports and bet heavily on them. More often than not, the athlete or team he supports ends up losing. This has led to Drake being trolled for his 'curse' on numerous occasions.

Along those lines, fans reacted with horror, worried about the so-called curse now on Jose Aldo.

One fan, @RealBattlesauce, said:

"@Drake has the new Bruce buffer fist bump curse. A moment of silence for Aldo’s loss tomorrow"
@ufc @Drake @Stake @Drake has the new Bruce buffer fist bump curse. A moment of silence for Aldo’s loss tomorrow

UFC lightweight Terrance McKinney also reacted to the sizeable amount of Drake's bet:

"Drake just tossin walkin around money on these bets"
@ufc @Drake @Stake Drake just tossin walkin around money on these bets

Many fans seem certain that this guarantees Aldo's loss against Dvalishvili.

@ufc @Drake @Stake Rest easy sweet José… https://t.co/TQBJR7QCg1
@ufc @Drake @Stake Bet the house on Merab
@ufc @Drake @Stake bro nooo man why jose https://t.co/wCY1QSIA3c
@ufc @Drake @Stake Drake is usually 💩 at betting on fights so now I'm worried about the legend Aldo on whether he's gonna win this fight.

Some optimistic fans pointed out that the Drake curse has already been broken and there is still hope for Aldo.

@ufc @Drake @Stake Izzy, Molly, and Paddy broke this curse already, so I still have faith in Aldo!
@ufc @Drake @Stake Izzy broke the curse

Others called out the bet for being a promotional tactic by Stake and doubted its legitimacy.

@ufc @Drake @Stake You mean his fake money that stake gives him?
@ufc @Drake @Stake Fake bets. Tell him go to Vegas and place it with someone who doesn't pay him exorbitant amounts of money. https://t.co/KczyEpCAPH

Israel Adesanya bets big on Jose Aldo winning against Merab Dvalishvili

Drake was not the only one to show faith in Jose Aldo pulling off an upset against the younger Dvalishvili. Stake's global ambassador and the face of their foray into mixed martial arts, Israel Adesanya, also bet big on an Aldo victory.

The middleweight champion tweeted a screenshot of his bet on Twitter captioned:

"Paying my respects and my respects pay me. [crown emoji] @Stake"

Check out Adesanya's tweet here:

Paying my respects and my respects pay me. 👑 @Stake https://t.co/OXTVoliBa2

'Izzy' put down a significantly lower amount than Drake on Aldo. He bet Bitcoin worth $7978.81 on 'Junior' winning the fight as the underdog. 'The Last Stylebender' also showed appreciation for the Brazilian in a YouTube video, where he praised the all-time great fighter:

"Aldo, one of the greatest fighters of all time. The king of Rio [de Janeiro]. Same [one my favorite fighters]. WEC, watching him do what he did, as fast as he did and as efficient as he did. Levels."

Watch Israel Adesanya's video dedicated to Aldo on his YouTube channel:

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Edited by Aziel Karthak
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