Heavyweight Champ Francis Ngannou Plans to ‘Take Half of His UFC 270 Purse Paid in Bitcoin’ – Bitcoin News

Francis Ngannou is the reigning UFC Heavyweight Champion. He announced that Cash App, a payments company, has signed a partnership with him and will take bitcoin half his UFC270 purse. Ngannou told his 620,100 Twitter followers that he believes “bitcoin can empower people everywhere.”

‘Bitcoin Is the Future and I’m a Believer’ — Mixed Martial Arts Champ Francis Ngannou to Take Half of His Purse in Bitcoin

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Heavyweight Champion, will be held on January 18, 2022. Francis NgannouThe fighter stated that he plans to take half his earnings. UFC 270BTC is bitcoin, the payment method used for purse payments. UFC 270: Ngannou vs. Gane will debut on Saturday, January 22, 2022, as the ‘Predator’ Ngannou will face the mixed martial artist ‘Bon Gamin’ Ciryl Gane. Ngannou, the knockout artist, will defend his title in Anaheim at Honda Center.

Heavyweight Champ Francis Ngannou Plans to 'Take Half of His UFC 270 Purse Paid in Bitcoin'
Francis Ngannou was born in Las Vegas on March 27, 2021. Jeff Bottari captured the photo.

French Cameroonian mixed martial artist Ngannou will now join other likes like Russell Okung, Odell Brookham Jr., and Aaron Rodgers who prefer to be paid with bitcoin. That’s according to Ngannou’s tweet on Tuesday that said he plans to take half of his UFC 270 purse in bitcoin. The UFC fighter stated that bitcoin is empowering and that it will empower people when he gets the chance. stated:

Bitcoin can be used to empower everyone, I believe. So I’m excited to partner [with]Cash app to receive half of my UFC 270 wallet in bitcoin.

Ngannou Gives $300K of Bitcoin To a Lucky Fan

In addition to getting paid half of his purse in BTC, Ngannou said he planned to give away $300K worth of bitcoin to people dropping their Cash App name tag and using the hashtag “#paidinbitcoin.” The tweet managed to get the #paidinbitcoin hashtagTrending on Twitter in U.S. Regions The mixed martial art (MMA) entertainment group UFC is also interested in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, much like Ngannou.

Heavyweight Champ Francis Ngannou Plans to 'Take Half of His UFC 270 Purse Paid in Bitcoin'
Ngannou’s tweet on Tuesday sparked over 40,000 tweets in the U.S. that contained the #paidinbitcoin hashtag.

The MMA entertainment company was founded in July 2021. Partner with the digital currency exchange Crypto.com and sources said at the time it was the UFC’s largest advertising deal to date. The MMA firm was also mentioned. launchedA non-fungible token (NFT), collection to celebrate UFC 268: Usman against Covington

Just before the UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou’s statements about getting half of his purse in bitcoin, the fighter also said that bitcoin is big in Africa. “Been talking with my family and friends in the crypto space,” Ngannou said. “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.”

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