Floyd Mayweather bet big on Dustin Poirier
As the Mixed Martial Arts world enjoyed in shock as Conor McGregor lost his bout at UFC 264 versus Dustin Poirier in unusual style, Floyd Mayweather was chuckling all the method to the bank.
The famous fighter, and previous McGregor challenger, displayed a ticket for a $50,000 bet he put on Poirier, a minor preferred going into the battle, to win on Instagram. The bet will settle $35,714.30 for Mayweather, who offered Poirier a wholehearted thank you:
There was lots of cash on McGregor going into the bout, however most likely not even Poirier’s greatest fans saw a very first-round TKO coming. After exchanging blows for the first minute of the round, McGregor captured Poirier in a guillotine and took him down, however that backfired exceptionally. Poirier got away the guillotine and utilized his exceptional position to consistently penalize McGregor.
The set ultimately returned on their feet, however McGregor was quickly on his behind after appearing to roll his ankle and snap his tibia. Poirier relocated once again, however the round quickly ended. Once it ended up being clear McGregor wasn’t returning up on that leg, the battle was called.
The win most likely establish a date with UFC light-weight champ Charles Oliveira for Poirier, his 2nd chance at a complete belt after losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2019. We’ll see if Mayweather bets on that a person also.
More from Yahoo Sports:
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.