Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou is decided to take half of his purse from UFC 270 in bitcoin.
I believe bitcoin can empower people everywhere. So I’m excited to partner w/ @CashApp to take half my #UFC270 purse in bitcoin. I want to make bitcoin more accessible to my fans, so I’m giving out $300K in bitcoin! Follow @CashApp + drop your $cashtag w/ #PaidInBitcoin pic.twitter.com/8JEvJ1UYu1
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) January 18, 2022
There’s no holding back from “The Predator,” telling his Twitter followers how much he believes in bitcoin.
“Bitcoin is the future and I’m a believer,” said Ngannou.
UFC 270 is scheduled on January 23 at 11:00 AM PST, as the French Cameroonian is ready to defend his title against ‘Bon Gamin’ Ciryl Gane. A highly anticipated match as the hype leading up to it continues
Been talking with my family and friends in the crypto space. #Bitcoin is huge in Africa and I’m thinking of taking half my fight purse in it. Bitcoin is the future and I’m a believer 🤔 @ufc #ufc270
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) January 14, 2022
The 6’4” 240 lbs heavyweight champ has sparked his interest in the world of cryptocurrency as his recent tweet above suggested that Bitcoin has been gaining popularity in Africa.
Nonetheless, Ngannou now joins a handful of athletes such as Odell Beckham Jr, Russel Okung and Aaron Rogers, venturing into bitcoin as payment. Definitely, some big money moves in the sporting world!
Additionally, Ngannou has ventured into a partnership with Cash App to give away $300,000 worth of Bitcoin to one lucky fan. It is undisclosed whether the partnership is a short or long-term deal, but one thing is sure, cryptocurrency is taking the sports world by storm.