Snoop Dogg is celebrating after Jake Paul’s win over Ben Askren.
The rapper, who commented on Saturday’s Triller Fight Club event, claimed to have bet $2 million on the YouTube star-turned-boxer, who won his third professional fight in a first-round knockout of the former MMA fighter. During a post-fight interview with Paul, Snoop demanded his money from the UFC president Dana White.
“Dana White, where my money at? Dana White, where my money at?” he asked.
— FITE (@FiteTV) April 18, 2021
During his appearance on Mike Tyson’s “Hotboxin’” podcast last month, White was so confident that Askren would win that he was willing to bet $1 million.
“Let’s be honest, Jake Paul isn’t a fu**ing boxer,” said White. “This guy’s a fu**ing YouTube kid. I hope you can bet on this thing, ’cause I’ll bet a million dollars that he loses this fu**ing fight. Bet a million dollars that he loses this fight. I hope we can bet on this. The kid that he’s going to fight is a wrestler. A real good wrestler, decorated wrestler, but he’s actually fought real guys.”
In response to White, Snoop put his money on Paul and urged the UFC president to bet $2 million instead of one.
“Hey Dana White, I see you got faith in your boy, right? Going up against my guy, Jake,” Snoop said in an Instagram video. “You say you got a million? You’re the CEO of UFC, man. You’ve got more than a million. Put up two–put up two million and we’ll match it. Come on Dana, what you waiting on? Your money good. Yeah, I got Jake. Fight night. That’s my guy, that’s my dog in the fight. Two million. Holla at me, Dana White.”
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However, after the fight, White claimed that he never took Snoop’s bet.
Snoop’s new rap supergroup Mt. Westmore–featuring Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Too $hort and E-40–made their live debut during Saturday’s star-studded festivities at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which also featured performances from Justin Bieber, Saweetie, Doja Cat, and more.