Mike Matusow and Ted Forrest in weight loss bet

Mike Matusow and Ted Forrest in weight loss bet

Thursday, 6 May 2010

This is definitely one of the more ridiculous prop bets we’ve come across, though the LAPC tattoo bet we reported earlier this year will likely be wearing that crown for a while yet.

Phil Hellmuth tweeted about the Matusow v. Forrest bet, claiming that Forrest has to weigh 139lbs by July 15 in order to win two million dollars from Mike “The Mouth” Matusow. Frankly, we’re surprised that Matusow has two million to lose.

If he doesn’t make the weight by then, he has until September 15 in which case he will win $1m. If he doesn’t succeed, Matusow gets $150,000. Apparently Justin Smith also has a large chunk of the action.

Forrest currently weighs 188lbs so he’ll have to lose a little under 50lbs in a couple of months. That’s almost literally starving yourself; but it’s possible. If anyone will put their body through hell for a bet, it’s Forrest. Hell, for two million I’d eat nothing but donkey urine for two months.

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