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UFC to Start Paying Bonuses to Fighters in Cryptocurrency

UFC 254: Khabib v Gaethje

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship will begin paying a new bonus to its competitors in cryptocurrency, as crypto platforms get more involved in the world’s major sports leagues.

Bitcoin payouts will be awarded to the top three fighters on every UFC pay-per-view event as decided by fan votes, with a total of $60,000 split between the winners. The UFC plans to retain its traditional cash bonuses as well for the night’s best fight and individual performance.