Mixed Martial Arts star Khabib Nurmagomedov has been accused of scamming fans by YouTuber Coffeezilla.
The former UFC lightweight champion’s new NFT collection will reportedly give fans access to Khabib’s ‘private club’ while also enabling holders to mine Bitcoin.
The NFT collection is in partnership with GoMining, a firm Khabib has been an ambassador for since October 2021.
Each NFT is backed by 29 terahashes (a reference to the fighters 29-0 record) per second of computing power, with an energy efficiency of 35 watts per terahash.
The company also claims the NFTs will act as a ticket to private events hosted by the fighter “several times a year”.
Coffeezilla, who has been dubbed an “internet detective” after uncovering several crypto scams, called out Khabib saying: “If you need money this bad, why not step back in the ring instead of scamming your fans?”
Coffeezilla previously called out fellow YouTuber Logan Paul over his failed NFT based game Cryptozoo, running a three-part docuseries about how the game was not functional despite millions of dollars raised from investors.
While Paul initially intended to sue over the allegations, he has since withdrawn his claims and apologised to his fans.
The UFC and crypto have been a popular combination over recent years with partnership deals with L1 smart contract platform VeChain and the cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.com.
Ethernity chain also launched an NFT collection on behalf of former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva in 2021.
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