Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Matheus Nicolau is the current world-famous professional athlete to choose to get his battle revenues in the biggest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin ( BTC).
The 8th- ranked UFC flyweight fighter, Nicolau got his very first wage in Bitcoin on Monday through an offer helped by Bitwage payroll service, according to a joint statement shown Cointelegraph.
The Brazilian sportsperson has actually decided to take an income in BTC to hedge versus the increasing inflation. Nicolau stated that earning Bitcoin will assist him protect the worth of his effort and not to fret about his cash going to waste, including:
“I make my money the hard way. I bleed for it. MMA is an intense sport that you put everything you have into. While I constantly fight on one hand, I have a feeling I am constantly losing money on the other. Then it hit me: Bitcoin is the solution.”
Alongside the Brazilian fighter, his supervisor Vin ícius Las Casas will likewise be utilizing Bitwage to get a part of his wage in BTC. “We are very bullish on Bitcoin and we are looking to spread the Bitcoin gospel with this latest deal,” Nicolau’s supervisor Vin ícius Las Casas stated.
According to the statement, Nicolau is the very first Latin American professional athlete and the 2nd UFC fighter to ever be paid inBitcoin In January, UFC heavyweight fighter Francis Ngannou revealed that he will take half of his UFC 270 reward bag in Bitcoin through Cash App.