Streaking strawweight sensation Luana Pinheiro will become the first female under the UFC banner to receive her fight purse entirely in Bitcoin, according to a press release from BitWage, joining her boyfriend and current flyweight standout Matheus Nicolau in the crypto cash-out club.
“I do not think I will have a problem with Bitcoin going down or up,” Pinheiro said (via BitCoin Magazine). “If it was not volatile it would not go up either. Think about this: it takes on average 10-15 years for an individual to get a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, so my time preference here is equally long if not longer.”
That means Jon Fitch only has three-to-eight years left.
The 28 year-old Pinheiro (10-1) scored a UFC contract by knocking out Stephanie Frausto on Dana White’s “Contender Series” back in late 2020, then continued her winning ways inside the Octagon, registering back-to-back victories over Randa Markos and Sam Hughes.
“Don’t forget that I am from Brazil, so I know a thing or two about inflation and its effects,” Pinheiro continued. “I was born around 1994, at that time Brazilian currency Real was introduced and pegged 1:1 to the U.S. dollar at that time. Now it is 5 BRL for 1 USD. What do we use Bitcoin again for?”
Pinheiro’s UFC return is currently on hold as she recovers from an injury suffered last April.