Jon Jones’ UFC 285 opponent Ciryl Gane joins board of MMA NFT game MetaFight
Gane's involvement brings real-world expertise to the game as MetaFight offers a way to support young MMA athletes.
MetaFight, the web3 game that allows players to manage a gym and train MMA fighters, has announced that UFC heavyweight number one contender Ciryl Gane has joined its board ahead of his landmark fight with Jon Jones at UFC 285 for the vacant heavyweight title.
MetaFight NFT card game
The game features different cards, including Gym Cards, Trainer Cards, Fighter Cards, and Bonus Cards that players can customize according to their preferences, such as grappling, wrestling, or striking. The game will be available on both mobile and desktop devices.
MetaFight runs on the Immutable X layer-2, which offers improved transaction speed, lower fees, and better security. Players can earn rewards by participating in matches and leagues, with rewards ranging from NFTs to cryptocurrency or points. The game also allows players to trade cards with other players and bid on high-value cards in marketplace auctions.
Furthermore, data for each fighter is sourced from real-world MMA data providers, meaning real-world results influence the NFT cards.
Helping young athletes
Gane explained that he joined the MetaFight board as he has “always followed closely the new technologies related to sports.” He further stated that he believes the MetaFight “remuneration model will help young athletes go further in their sport.”
The NFT cards will be used to unlock rewards from different gyms, organizations, and fighters as a form of fan membership. According to the whitepaper, “some leagues may have special rewards during a limited time: merchandising, sponsor’s products,[and] invite to events.” Therefore, similarly to how musicians are using NFTs to help grow their fanbase, MMA athletes and organizations now have a way to build a decentralized following that is not tied to any centralized platform.
Regarding Gane joining the board, Julia Mahé-Emsallem, the CEO of MetaFight, commented that Gane will “allow us to be closest to understanding the challenges of great champions and help us make the game as true to life as possible.”
The alpha release of MetaFight is available now via the dApp.