In the US, 46% of adults have an interest in sports betting. This equals around 106 million people.
Of these people, some of them are pro fighters. Yes, that’s right – pro fighters like to gamble, too.
This might come as a shock to some people. After all, why do pro fighters need to gamble?
Well, there are many reasons why pro fighters enjoy gambling.
For a start, it’s exciting. In addition to this, it also provides them with an opportunity to test their knowledge of different sports.
So, which pro fighters are known to enjoy gambling?
Let’s take a look at 5 of the most fun examples.
1. Connor McGregor
Like the others on this list, Connor McGregor is also known for splashing the cash. After all, he has an estimated net worth of $120 million!
McGregor is from Ireland, so it’s hardly surprising that he is said to enjoy betting on both boxing and football – two sports that are highly loved in this country.
If you were to head to a casino in Ireland, there’s a good chance you would run into McGregor and his entourage whilst you were there.
2. Floyd Mayweather
Since the mid-2000s, Floyd Mayweather has earnt a reputation for being flashy. He loves money – and he isn’t afraid to let people know this.
Naturally, Floyd likes to use his money in the best and most interesting ways possible. One of the most notorious ways he does this is through gambling.
Floyd is known to gamble on all kinds of sports. However, boxing and MMA are said to be his favorites. This is hardly surprising due to the fact that he’s a retired former fighter.
There are also rumors that Floyd has attempted to bet on his own fights before! However, these bets were allegedly blocked due to the fact you aren’t supposed to bet on the outcome of your own fights in the US.
If you want to be like Floyd and try your hand at a little gambling, make sure to use these sports betting tips. They will help you to make smarter, more educated bets.
3. Mike Tyson
The legendary “Iron” Mike Tyson likes to occasionally gamble.
This is because he spends a lot of his time in the gambling capital of the world – Las Vegas.
In fact, who could forget his iconic cameo in The Hangover (2009)?
4. Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury is rumored to enjoy betting on a variety of different sports – not just his native boxing.
Tyson is highly regarded for his boxing knowledge, so you would expect him to only place smart and assured bets.
5. Manny Pacquiao
Finally, there’s Manny Pacquiao.
Now retired, Manny Pacquiao was known to enjoy gambling in his prime.
There was also a rumor that Manny was once a gambling addict, as he was persistently betting on boxing matches.
Now, though, he’s said to be fine. Whether he still bets on boxing or not will remain a mystery for now.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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