Kevin Lee was released by the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) after the forth loss in his last five fights the mixed martials arts organization decided to put an end to his contract, his last loss was against Daniel Rodriguez by unanimous decision and it also followed by a USADA suspension after testing positive for Adderall.
Just a month after being released, the ‘Motown Phenom’ signed a contract with Eagle fc an MMA organization based in Russia owned in part by the former lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, the contract stipulates that the entire pay will be in Bitcoin, making Kevin Lee the first fighter who has a deal worth millions of dollars in Bitcoin.
The MMA fighter said in an interview at “The MMA hour”: “To be the first MMA fighter who has a deal worth millions of dollars in Bitcoin, the first one, there was some appeal to that for me”
Bitcoin helped Kevin Lee with a knee surgery
Back in 2017, the MMA fighter invested in Bitcoin a few years later, he needed knee surgery, and with his initial investment in to the digital asset, he could afford to pay for the treatment: “I forgot about that money, but then when bitcoin blew back up, that gave me some money to live off. So it’s something that I really believe in, and that’s honestly going to be the big future.”
Lee, with his new contract, will join Odell Beckham Jr., NFL superstar, back in November he signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Rams after being released by the Cleveland Browns where his entire multi million dollar salary will be in Bitcoin.