Drake & Tom Brady Show Huge Support To Jon Jones Before UFC Win

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While the NFL star said Jones was the best to ever do it, Drizzy showed his backing through a hefty bet on the MMA fighter.

Tom Brady and Drake just showed their support to Jon Jones ahead of his UFC 285 victory on Saturday (March 4) in differing ways. On one end, the 6 God made two massive bets on Jones, one to win by knockout and another to win by submission. As Jones won by the latter, the Canadian artist nabbed an estimated $1,700,000 in his total payout. Moreover, he shared the bets on Instagram ahead of his showdown against Ciryl Gane to claim the heavyweight title. Overall, it seems like the good luck paid off, with even Conor McGregor calling it a "nice bet."

On the other hand, the NFL star proclaimed Jones was the best to ever do it in a video ahead of the match. "Hey Jon, I wanted to say welcome back to the main stage," he expressed in a video shared by UFC. "It's great to see the GOAT doing what he does best and doing what he's meant to do. I thought seven titles was a lot, you doubled it man. I know tonight's not gonna be easy with Ciryl Gane standing on the other side of that octagon, he's a bad man. It's gonna be an incredible fight."

Drake Makes Big Bets

Furthermore, Jones made a stellar return to the octagon after three years off. Many consider him one of the greatest in mixed martial arts, and this face-off marks the fulfillment of a long process of seeking transition into the heavyweight class. Moreover, his last stoppage victory came against Alexander Gustafsson back in 2018 in a fourth-round knockout. Against Gane, he landed an early attack and performed a guillotine choke that made him submit.

Meanwhile, Drake's bets could've actually resulted in some bad luck, instead. While the rapper's a big better, he faced a lot of criticism for backing losers and giving the "Drake Curse," most recently with Jake Paul. Drizzy bet on Paul to knock out Tommy Fury, which ultimately didn't pan out. Still, at least he placed his winning bets on one of the MMA's icons and not one of the more controversial recent figures in contact sports. Regardless, check out Brady's message below and return to HNHH for the latest on Drake, Jon Jones, and Tom Brady.

Tom's Message To Jon Jones

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.