Former UFC Fighter, Eddie Alvarez, Finally Buys Bitcoin: “You Got Me!” to BTC Bull Ben Askren

  • The Bitcoin adoption virus is spreading wide and fast as yet another celebrity becomes an owner of the largest cryptocurrency.

Former Ultimate Fighting Competition (UFC) lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, admitted to owning Bitcoin after constant pressure from compatriot UFC fighter, Ben Askren. Alvarez said in a tweet published on May 8, 2019, that he “could not sit on the sidelines any longer” as BTC briefly touched the $10,000 mark on Friday.

The former UFC fighter claims Ben Askren, former MMA champion, and a big supporter of cryptocurrencies got to him after continuously speaking to him about it. He tweeted,

However, Alvarez claims he still does not understand the hype and functionalities of BTC yet given the intricacies it contains.

“I still have no clue what it’s all about but I’m in … you might have to coach me they this.”

Ben Askren, sponsored by Litecoin (LTC) Foundation, is a big fan of Bitcoin, having recently changed his Twitter handle name to “Bitcoin halving 2 days away” in honor of the upcoming halving in about 50 hours.

With the price of Bitcoin targeting a breach of $10,000 ahead of its halving the recent celebrity additions and institutional investors coming into play, global addition only seems more likely.

UFC world affinity to Crypto

The UFC world has been one of the biggest sporting activities to show support for cryptocurrencies in the past few years. Just a day ago, UFC announced their partnership with the social token, Chilliz (CHZ) to develop a fan token, offer fan tickets and experiences in a bid to connect the fans to the MMA fighters using their Socio app.

In February, DapperLabs, an Ethereum based project created UFC fighter collectibles on the Ethereum blockchain. Litecoin Foundation also partnered with the UFC to advertise the cryptocurrency during UFC 232: JONES VS GUSTAFSON 2”.

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