UFC 270’s Francis Ngannou Partners With Cash App for $300K Bitcoin Giveaway

In Summary

The Cameroonian mixed martial artist said that “Bitcoin has the ability to empower people all over the world.”

UFC fighter Francis Ngannou has earned a reputation for being the hardest recorded puncher in the world. Now, he’s become the latest athlete other than Aaron Rodgers and Odell Beckham Jr. to join the world of Bitcoin, as he will be receiving half of his UFC 270 purse in bitcoins, according to BJPenn.com

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The Cameroonian mixed martial artist is partnering with Cash App, which will flip half of his purse into bitcoins. Additionally, he will give out $300,000 in bitcoins to his followers on social media. 

“After learning more and more about Bitcoin, I truly believe it is the future of money,” Ngannou stated via his agent. “Bitcoin has the ability to empower people all over the world and that’s why I’m excited to partner with Cash App to give some of my fans the opportunity to own some Bitcoin of their own.” 

He later added, “Bitcoin is the future, and I hope to help lead the way in Africa.” 

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He is looking forward to defending his heavyweight title in the UFC 270 fight against Ciryl Gane. It is a matchup between the two former training partners and is the final fight of Ngannou’s contract, which he isn’t happy with

“I will not fight for $500,000 [or] $600,000 anymore,” the boxer said to ESPN. “It’s over. I took this fight for personal reasons, because I want to make sure that regardless of [whether] it’s fair, I can make my case that I have completed the fights.” 

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