Dan Bilzerian lost a monstrous pile of cash betting against Conor McGregor

Dan Bilzerian bet against Conor McGregor and watched his pile of money evaporate in just 40 seconds.

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Dan Bilzerian bet against Conor McGregor and watched his pile of money evaporate in just 40 seconds.
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  • Conor McGregor was dominant in his UFC return on Saturday night, knocking out Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in just 40 seconds.
  • It’s likely no one was more disappointed with the quick finish than Dan Bilzerian, who placed a monstrous bet on Cerrone to pull off the upset.
  • While the exact total of Bilzerian’s bet is unclear, internet sleuths estimated that his pile of cash was close to $1 million.
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Conor McGregor dominated in his return to UFC action on Saturday night, winning with a thunderous first-round knockout against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.

The main event of UFC 246 was fought in front of an electric Las Vegas crowd and likely sent many bettors home happy as the Irish favorite won in wild fashion.

One bettor who didn’t walk away too pleased was Dan Bilzerian. Ahead of the fight, he put a monstrous pile of cash down on Cowboy to pull off the upset.

“Puttin some pocket change on @cowboycerrone who y’all got?” Bilzerian wrote in the caption of a photo he shared on Instagram, showing off the impressive wager he had placed on Cerrone.

While Bilzerian didn’t specify the precise amount of cash he had placed on the underdog, internet sleuths estimated that it was somewhere around $1 million based on the size of the pile.

Bilzerian wouldn’t get to enjoy his bet for long.

McGregor charged right at the opening bell, and after missing a rocket of a left hand, clinched Cerrone and beat into his nose with his shoulder. After connecting with Cerrone’s jaw with an impressive kick, McGregor sent his opponent to the ground and finished him off while some fans were still chewing their first bite of popcorn.

Still, Bilzerian didn’t take the loss too hard.

After all, it was just a little pocket change.

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