Business 29 May 2018

Dennis Wafula

‘BCH is Bitcoin’: Rory MacDonald hooks up with Bitcoin Cash

MMA champion and outspoken fan of cryptocurrency Rory MacDonald has made his Bitcoin Cash connection public. Over the weekend, the legendary fighter shared a 30-second video on Twitter, which showed MacDonald punching a water bag while wearing a Bitcoin Cash (BCH) t-shirt.

MacDonald has been a fan of cryptocurrencies ever since his coach introduced him to the digital  coins. The Canadian Bellator welterweight champion, who has an ongoing partnership with Dash, previously stated he believes cryptocurrency provides different opportunities that fighters can utilize to better their lives in addition to fighting in the cage.

MacDonald’s support for Bitcoin Cash has led to speculations across various platforms. Some believe he is looking to change ship by joining the Bitcoin Cash family at the end of his partnership with Dash, while others said the champ is simply showing his affection for Bitcoin Cash. For his part, MacDonald confirmed that he bought the shirt using BCH from Bitcoin.com, noting that “BCH is Bitcoin.”

MacDonald is not the only MMA player advocating for cryptocurrencies. Connor McGregor, one of the greatest MMA fighters, has made it known that he would like to see UFC accept cryptocurrency. John Fitch, also a UFC Welterweight contender, has also been fighting to have cryptocurrency payments accepted by the league.

Rory MacDonald known to some as ‘ The Red King’ has had an amazing fighting career. He started training at the age of 14 with David Lea. So far, he has a total of 20 wins and 4 losses since 2005. MacDonald is currently the incumbent Bellator Welterweight World Champion.

The benefits of cryptocurrencies have already been seen many aspects of life, and sports is not an exception. A number of sports teams and key players have started joining in on the cryptocurrency fun. Arsenal became the first professional football club to venture into the cryptocurrency world when it partnered with CashBet, a cryptocurrency designed for gambling. Since then many have followed suit with more cryptocurrency partnerships being formed.

In April, CoinGeek became the jersey sponsor of Scottish football club Ayr United. The deal saw Bitcoin BCH on the front of the Ayr United jerseys to help promote the only true blockchain to the masses. CoinGeek is giving away three Ayr United FC jerseys, read here to find out how you can win one.

Note: Tokens on the Bitcoin Core (SegWit) chain are referenced as BTC coins; tokens on the Bitcoin Cash ABC chain are referenced as BCH, BCH-ABC or BAB coins.

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