Russian UFC fighter Sergei Pavlovich didn’t let a headliner heavyweight conflict in Vegas intervene with him having fun with playing a couple of hours earlier than. He misplaced all his cash betting, however gained the battle. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
UFC heavyweight Sergei Pavlovich gained his battle towards Curtis Blaydes, however admits he had a tough begin to Combat Night time 222 after dropping all his cash playing in Las Vegas.
Retired UFC fighter Alan Jouban posted a video on Twitter of Pavlovich at a on line casino playing on a slot machine simply hours earlier than his battle:
Considerably predictably, the video circulated on-line previous to the battle, with many Twitter customers appreciating the Russian fighter’s pre-fight routine. Not a pre-fight ritual, although, as a result of Pavlovich confessed it was one of many first instances he gambled.
I’m considering ‘Alright, perhaps I’ll win some extra,’ after which I misplaced the whole lot.”
The fighter stated a good friend had given him $100 to spend. “First I gained,” Pavlovich stated. However then he added: “I’m considering ‘Alright, perhaps I’ll win some extra,’ after which I misplaced the whole lot.”
With many fighters being the superstitious kind, Pavlovich would possibly simply take up pre-bout betting given the dimensions of his Blaydes win. His opening spherical demolition of the American boosted him to second within the UFC heavyweight rankings.