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"You bet on the wrong guy" - Charles Oliveira reacts to Drake losing massive sum of money on Justin Gaethje

Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje (left), Drake (right) [Image courtesy: @ufc and @champagnepapi via Instagram]
Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje (left), Drake (right) [Image courtesy: @ufc and @champagnepapi via Instagram]
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Danish Ansari

Charles Oliveira has shared his thoughts on Drake losing a huge $427,000 bet on Justin Gaethje after UFC 274.

Drake bet on Justin Gaethje to beat Oliveira in the recently concluded main event of UFC 274. Unfortunately for the multi-time Grammy-Award winning artist, he won't be winning any money from that six-figure bet as the Brazilian submitted his American rival in the first round.

During a conversation with TSN Sports' Aaron Bronsteter, 'do Bronx' was asked what he thought of Drake placing a massive sum on his opponent. Here's what Oliveira replied through a translator:

"I saw it. I apologize but you bet on the wrong guy."
Charles Oliveira had a premonition on Thursday that there would be an issue with the scale and that it is all part of “God’s Plan”And speaking of “God’s Plan”, Charles reacts to Drake losing a big bet on his opponent Justin Gaethje. https://t.co/GDzbAWqHIT

Oliveira was a sizeable betting favorite to beat Justin Gaethje heading into their main event clash at UFC 274. However, this wasn't the first time that Drake has placed a huge bet on an underdog.

The Canadian hip-hop artist also bet a major $250,000 on Jorge Masvidal to defeat Colby Covington at UFC 272 in March. Unfortunately for Drake, that also backfired after 'Chaos' dominated his opponent over five rounds to earn a unanimous decision win.


Charles Oliveira to receive pay-per-view points after UFC 274 win over Justin Gaethje

Charles Oliveira missed weight by half a pound heading into his bout with Justin Gaethje and was subsequently stripped of his lightweight title. This means that the Brazilian is only considered a No.1 contender despite his first-round finish of 'The Highlight'. However, Oliveira will still receive pay-per-view points after his impressive performance at the event.

According to journalist Mike Bohn, UFC president Dana White has confirmed that the former champion will receive a share of the pay-per-view sales for UFC 274:

"Dana White says Charles Oliveira WILL get his PPV points for #UFC274 despite the weight miss and title vacancy."
Dana White says Charles Oliveira WILL get his PPV points for #UFC274 despite the weight miss and title vacancy.

After a convincing win over Justin Gaethje, there are plenty of names that could face Oliveira for the vacant 155-pound title. While 'do Bronx' has expressed interest in a potential fight against Conor McGregor, former lightweight kingpin Khabib Nurmagomedov has made a case for Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev.

@danawhite you have no other choice but make Oliveira vs Islam fight in AbuDhabi 22 October.Perfect date, Perfect location,Perfect opponents with perfect winning streaks 10 vs 11.@MAKHACHEVMMA @ufc
Why @MAKHACHEVMMA has to do contender fight, if there’s no champion in this division🤷‍♂️ @ufc @danawhite

While a fight between Oliveira and Makhachev would certainly be an intriguing one, Dana White remains adamant that the Makhachkala native should face Beneil Dariush for the No.1 contender spot.


Edited by John Cunningham
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