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Japan's MMA fighter Mei Yamaguchi will face Angela Lee for the Untitled Dreams World Championship title at Unstoppable Dreams of One Championship "in Singapore and Bitcoin Cash promoter Roger Ver will sponsor her in this match.
In a video announcing the sponsorship deal, Ver sat down with Yamaguchi to discuss MMA and crypto-currencies. He was excited to show how Bitcoin Cash worked and sent him $ 1,000 in bitcoin (0.0642 BCH) in real time. Yamaguchi, in turn, discussed his MMA career.
"I'm the CEO of Bitcoin.com, and we're proud to sponsor Mei for this fight because we want the whole world to know how important she is as a great athlete and she wants the whole world to know what a great athlete she is. big money. "Money is," said Ver.
Yamaguchi, who grew up in California, first learned karate after being inspired by Jackie Chan 's films. Then she began to practice ju-jitsu and became a mixed martial arts fighter. She now has 27 professional fights to her credit, with a record of 16-10-1.
Towards the end of their sit-down, Roger Ver posted Yamaguchi's Bitcoin address so people could donate. This portfolio address is different from the portfolio that Roger Ver originally sent for $ 1,000, and at the time of writing this article, the portfolio has only 23 transactions and a total of BCH 0.053 ($ 77).
This is not the first time that a cryptocurrency is being used to sponsor and promote the sport. In January of 2018, Dash sponsored MMA fighter Rory MacDonald for his fight against Douglas Lima. Rory was paid 320 DASH ($ 271,000 at the time) for the promotion of the play. He went on to win the fight and claim the Gold Welterweight title for himself.
Fans of another cryptocurrency – dogecoin – have benefited from several sports sponsorships over the years. In 2014, Dogecoin raised $ 50,000 for the Jamaican bobsleigh team that qualified for the Winter Olympics but could not afford to go. in Sochi, Russia. In the same year, the community raised $ 55,000 to sponsor NASCAR pilot Josh Wise. Wise took part in the event in a car that had the Dogecoin brand and finished in fifteenth position.
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