In one of the biggest, most shocking prop bets the poker world had even seen, 6-time WSOP bracelet winner Ted Forrest was victorious in a $2,000,000 weight loss prop bet which saw him go from 181lbs to under 140, back in 2010.
Forrest made the bet with Mike “The Mouth” Matusow who at the time, having lost, declared that he would be paying Forrest off in $5K increments for the next 18 years.
It’s 4 years later and if that plan held true Matusow should be about $240K into his payment plan but according to Forrest, Mike is only $70.5K into payment and it seems that Ted is tired of waiting.
In fact, not only is Forrest tired of waiting, over the past few days he’s been straight calling Mikey out in a series of heated tweets (on his unverified Twitter account), looking for…nay, demanding!…some form of payment.
Forrest didn’t stop there. He began retweeting past comments from Mike about all the scores he’d had and places The Mouth was going…all while not settling up with Ted. Plenty of good drama, including Forrest threatening to sue Mikey for the unpaid money.
It took a couple of days, but eventually Matusow caught wind of the online egging on and offered his side of the story, as well as what looks like, him putting an end to payments.
NOTE: It looks like Mike Matusow has since deleted the tweets mentioned in this post.
Mike’s lifestyle included healthy Full Tilt Poker paychecks at the time. Matusow goes on to state that he felt like if he lost, he could pay Ted out of his paychecks and it would be no big deal…
Mike also mentioned that there were stipulations that Ted complete the weight loss without any assistance like drugs, which he never ended up taking a drug test for. In subsequent tweets Matusow reveals that Justin Smith, who had 10% of the bet, paid Ted and that Mike himself has paid roughly $93K (and that he would pay 10%) but due to Full Tilt “destroying his life” – this was a fair amount for Ted to receive.
And then…the end? Matusow indicates that he’s done with this matter, about $1.7M shy of completion.
Before he signed off though he did offer Ted one way to get his money…
By the way, both of these men are 2014 finalist for the Poker Hall of Fame.
There’s sure to be more on this, if it’s any good, we’ll post it up.
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