MMA World Champion Fighter Rory MacDonald Stars in Bitcoin.com Mini-Documentary ‘The Red King’
Fighter Warns Up To Face Gegard Mousasi At The Middleweight Debut
Bitcoin.com has released a mini-documentary that features MMA fighter, Rory MacDonald as a champion who is no stranger to success in the ring, with an impressive 20-4-0 record.
Dubbed the “Red King”, MacDonald is renowned as one of the best fighters in the world. But his fame transcends the ring as he is also seen as a staunch enthusiast of bitcoin-cash as he seeks to revolutionize the landscape of mixed martial arts–just as Bitcoin Cash is revolutionizing the path to economic freedom.
MacDonald is a long-time avid supporter of cryptocurrency after an introduction in 2014 by his former coach, Firas Zahabi. In July, MacDonald released a line of #BitcoinCashWarrior T-shirts in partnership with Bitcoin.com. “I have a passion for Bitcoin Cash because I believe it is digital money for the world,” he said of the launch.
In 2015, he became one of a growing number of MMA fighters asking for his purse to be paid out in Bitcoin. MacDonald's passionate support for decentralized peer-to-peer electronic cash as the future of money has earned him a sponsorship from Bitcoin.com.
The mini-documentary captured MacDonald as he prepares for the uphill fight to hold two belts at one time as the Bellator Welterweight World Champion and former UFC top contender will take on not one, but two iconic challengers in the coming months.
Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver is keen to bolster his support for MacDonald as he prepares for two of the biggest fights of his career.
Ver himself holds a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has been a lover of mixed martial arts for two decades, making Bitcoin.com an ideal sponsor for champions like MacDonald.
A Major Risk Taker
The brave 29-year-old is known for taking risks and making a name for himself, is as daring and independent in his approach to personal freedom as he is in the ring.
MacDonald will make his middleweight debut on September 29 against titleholder Gegard Mousasi at the Bellator 206 headliner in San Jose, California.
A lifelong lightweight and welterweight who has never before fought at 185 pounds, MacDonald is taking a major risk by taking on Mousasi, currently on a seven-fight winning streak. Sequel to his fight against Mousasi, MacDonald will prepare for a welterweight match against former UFC title challenger Jon Mitch in early 2019 in the Bellator grand prix.
MacDonald signed with Bellator in 2016, leaving the UFC to forge his own path.