For better or worse, Drake attracts attention wherever he goes. In some circles, it comes in the form of pure adoration but, in others, the “Drake curse” is seen as a legitimate thing. Recently, the world-famous musician has been everywhere with regard to the NBA Finals — through the prism of his allegiance to the Toronto Raptors — but Drake’s “appeal” made its way to the world of fight sports over the weekend.
First, boxer Anthony Joshua mocked the notion of a “curse” before being knocked out in memorable fashion. On Sunday, Conor McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh, joined the party by issuing something of a warning to Drake if he somehow chose to “visit” his gym.
In short, he promised Drake that he would be “roundhoused” on arrival.
Predictably, this tweet made the rounds with haste and, depending on which side of the Drake fan curve you are on, reactions varied wildly. On one side, there was pointing and laughing at Drake, envisioning what kind of demise he would meet in a scenario in which he elected to tempt fate by strolling into an MMA gym. On the other, there was mocking of Kavanagh for this pseudo-threat and the way he was acknowledging the curse itself.
Regardless, a segment of the sporting population is probably going to want to avoid Drake for the foreseeable future for jinx-related purposes. On the bright side, the Raptors still have a chance to break the chains of his fandom and eliminate the negative mojo once and for all.