Ted Forrest and Mike “The Mouth” Matusow have made one of the biggest prop bets in history. The poker tournament pros have made a bet putting Matusow on the plank for $2 million. The circumstances of the bet are that Forrest has to weigh 139 pounds by July 15th in order to get $2 million. If he fails to get down to 139 pounds by July 15th, he will have a second chance to win $1 million if he can weigh 139 pounds by September 15th.
It will be upsetting for Forrest if he can’t get down to 139 pounds by either date because he will have to hand over $150,000 to Full Tilt Poker player Mike Matusow. Looking at this realistically, he most likely will not be able to lose the nearly 50 pounds needed to get his money; he weighs in at about 188 pounds right now. If he does reach the goal, Forrest is going to look like one of those emo kids with the skin tight cloths… gross.
This isn’t the first run around with a weight prop bet for Forrest and Matusow. The last time it was Matusow who was the one who had to drop the weight; in 2007 The Mouth needed to drop 60 pounds in a year to grab $100,000. He was able to lose 52 pounds before heading off on a cruise with his girlfriend.
Matusow was hoping Forrest would take a payoff for $70,000 to finish the bet up at the poker table, but Forrest wouldn’t. After going on the cruise with his beloved, Matusow gained 7 more pounds leaving him over the weight limit by 15 pounds with nine days left in the bet. He surprised everyone after showing up and actually loosing the nine pounds needed to win the bet. His secret was not eating and spending a lot of time in the Jacuzzi.