The American professional mixed martial artist – Kevin Lee – revealed that his four-fight contract in Eagle FC would be paid entirely in bitcoin. He also admitted being a BTC investor as he entered the market in 2017. The 29-year-old fighter announced the news during a recent interview for “The MMA Hour.” Lee explained that the contract for Eagle Fighting Championship consists of four fights as for each, he will receive bitcoin instead of American dollars.
Kevin Lee becomes the first MMA fighter who has a deal worth millions of dollars in Bitcoin.
“To be the first MMA fighter who has a deal worth millions of dollars in Bitcoin, the first one, there was some appeal to that for me,” Kevin Lee said during the interview. Lee said this clause was one of the reasons why he decided to sign this new agreement. He added that being paid in bitcoin would give him “a lot more financial security” and even help him fight better.
The MMA fighter has been a BTC holder since October 2017.
Kevin Lee has been a BTC holder since October 2017, when he fought Tony Ferguson. A few years later, he needed knee surgeries, and thanks to his exposure to the primary digital asset, he could afford to pay for the treatment: “I forgot about that money, but then when bitcoin blew back up, that gave me some money to live off. So it’s something that I really believe in, and that’s honestly going to be the big future.” He stated that if he receives fiat currencies, he will directly convert them into the largest cryptocurrency. The contract allows him to “cut down the middle man:”