Drake Has a Message for Israel Adesanya Ahead of UFC 276

Drake's name often comes up in the world of mixed martial arts these days, and it's not because of his antics on Twitter like Jake Paul.

A close friend of many UFC fighters, Drake is often seen betting on his favorite fighters ahead of incredible match-ups.

Ahead of UFC 276, it was no different as Drake revealed he has put half-a million on Israel Adesanya ahead of his title fight against Jared Cannonier at UFC 276.

In a recent video posted by Israel Adesanya on his Instagram, the middleweight champion can be seen having "virtual" dinner with the hip-hop artist.

Drake and Israel Adesanya seem to get along really well, and looking at the exchange, it's safe to say the friendship is not just a publicity stunt.

"I go chop life, man!" Adesanya said. Drake went on to reveal he has put money on Adesanya. Needless to say, this is not the first time.

Drake had a message for the middleweight champ and had nothing but respect for the UFC's middleweight champion.

"I just put a light-million on my brother. Return on investment is a lot. I just want to wish you good luck. You are different. You are different brother. I have deep deep deep respect for you." Drake said, heaping huge praise on Israel Adesanya.

UFC 276 is expected to be a barn-burner. Who gets his hand raised? Only time will tell.

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