The prize money will be paid out on January 23 after the fight with Ciryl Gane

​UFC champion Francis Ngannou will receive half his fee in cryptocurrency

20.01.2022 - 07:10


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What’s new? Francis Ngannou, a famous athlete and UFC heavyweight champion, has posted a new tweet. In it, he revealed that he plans to receive half of his fee for the January tournament in the bitcoin cryptocurrency.

“I believe bitcoin can empower people everywhere. So I am excited to partner with CashApp to take half my UFC270 purse in bitcoin. I want to make bitcoin more accessible to my fans, so I am giving out $300 000 in bitcoin,” Ngannou said.

What else is known about the deal? The prize payout will be paid using the CashApp application, which is developed by Jack Dorsey’s company called Block. The athlete encouraged his followers to subscribe to the app’s Twitter and stressed that he believes bitcoin is the future of money.

As for the total amount of the fee for the fight, it has not yet been disclosed. It is known that Ngannou had previously stated that he “will not fight for $500 000-$600 000.” The UFC270 tournament will take place on January 23, 2022, and the fight with Ciryl Gane may be the last fight in Francis Ngannou’s career.


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