UFC Heavyweight Champion considers receiving half Fight purse in Bitcoin

The UFC heavyweight champion, Francis Ngannou, is considering accepting 50% of his next fight purse in Bitcoin. He is one of the most famous UFC athletes to do so so far.

As the popularity of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency increases, more and more celebrities are considering accepting this form of payment for their work.

The UFC heavyweight champion, Francis Ngannou revealed it on Twitter on January 14 saying, “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.”

The Champ did mention that Bitcoin is huge in Africa. The African cryptocurrency market has grown rapidly in recent months. It has increased by over 1,200% in value between July 2020 and June 2021.

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