UFC sensation Molly McCann shows off the lavish £40k Rolex bought for her by Drake after she broke his dreaded betting curse… as she recalls fearing she would cost the musician MILLIONS if she lost her fight before helping the rapper pocket £1.2m
MMA star Molly McCann has shown off the glittering Rolex watch bought for her by Drake after she brought an end to his betting curse and won him £1.2million.
‘Meatball’, who has made waves in the octagon since stepping into UFC in 2018, proudly sported her lavish timepiece during a recent visit to the Capital FM studios, where she chatted with presenter Roman Kemp about the story behind the success.
In September, four-time Grammy winner Drake gifted a Rolex to McCann and fellow fighter Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett after he won an eye-watering £3.1m, having bet on the talented duo to win their respective bouts at UFC London.
One of the most recognisable artists in the world, Drake took it upon himself personally to congratulate McCann with the present following her triumph.
McCann and Pimblett formed a double bet for Drake, who wagered £1.9m on the pair. The former produced a stunning TKO of Hannah Goldy thanks to a spinning elbow, while the latter submitted Jordan Leavitt in the second round of their clash.
Molly McCann has shown off the glittering Rolex bought for her by renowned rapper Drake
McCann was gifted the lavish timepiece by the musician after winning a UFC fight last year
Drake is notorious for his betting curse, although McCann was able to end his horror streak
And understandably, the 33-year-old sported the watch when guesting on Kemp’s show, with the sought-after item quickly becoming the main topic of conversation.
The watch, a Rolex Daytona, is worth roughly £40,000.
Hilariously, McCann admitted to feeling nerves ahead of her bout, with the jitters made worse after discovering Drake – and his renowned curse – had lumped on her.
Before turning his streak around after entrusting McCann, Drake’s jaw-dropping punts on a host of athletes and teams more often than not ended in humiliation.
And clearly, McCann was aware of the musician’s horror betting reputation.
‘Imagine waking up… you’ve already got nerves,’ she said. ‘A full sell out crowd [is] coming to watch and then the Drake curse is on you because everyone [he’s] always bet on had ended up losing.
McCann revealed her girlfriend told her Drake had placed millions on her to win.
‘Champagne Papi’ posted a bet slip showing how much he stood to earn from the two bouts
During her recent visit to the Capital FM studios, McCann’s Rolex became the talk of the show
McCann and Paddy Pimblett were gifted their own timepiece and have been keen to wear them
‘I don’t think about losing but in that moment I thought, “What if in that moment I lose him two and a half mill there”,’ she recalled.
Fresh from their victories, McCann and Pimblett then cheekily decided to ask for a Rolex each from Drake, having recently watched YouTube videos about watches.
They also requested the most expensive timepieces they could think of.
However, rapper Drake proved himself to be a man of his word and took to Instagram to write: ‘Rollies for Meatball and the Baddy. Secured the W & the rollie.’
Last year, McCann posed with the gold Rolex while strolling past the Liver Building in Liverpool and thanked Drake. Similarly, Pimblett also looked to show off his watch.