PlayChip Announces Conor McGregor coach Owen Roddy as Brand Ambassador
The striking coach to the ‘Notorious’ MMA fighter joined the PlayChip team ahead of the highly anticipated bout against Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The PlayChip has continued its heavy role in sports sponsorships, with the Universal Gaming Token adding highly-regarded striking coach Owen Roddy, amongst other members of Team McGregor, to its team of ambassadors. The company is also negotiating an ambassador role with McGregor himself.
Roddy is a senior member of Conor McGregor’s coaching staff and a close personal friend to the former UFC Lightweight and Featherweight champion. The agreement with PlayChip was reached last week in the build-up to what some had billed as the fight of the century, a part Roddy played a heavy role in promoting via a series of blogs on his YouTube and Instagrampage.
McGregor was defeated by submission in the fourth round of Saturday’s hugely anticipated bout against his Russian counterpart. The loss was only his fourth in MMA since turning pro. The fight ended in a highly controversial manner when Nurmagedov turned his attention to fellow PlayChip holder and McGregor teammate Dillion Danis, leaping the fence in an apparently unprovoked attack.
Teammates of the Russian followed suit, jumping into the ring and ambushing McGregor with a flurry of punches.
It was a disappointing end to what had otherwise been a fantastic spectacle in MMA fighting. Head of Blockchain for the PlayChip Luke Lombe was in the venue to witness one of the biggest events in UFC’s history.
“We were disappointed to see such behaviour after such an evening of mixed martial arts at its finest,” he said.
“While the post-fight actions cannot be condoned, it is pleasing to see Team McGregor and Owen turn their attentions towards a future rematch. Like the PlayChip with cryptocurrency, Owen and his team have had a huge role in promoting MMA to a record global audience and will continue to do so. We are excited to be a part of that journey.”
Roddy joins international cricketing icon Brett Lee in his ambassador role with PlayChip, the exclusive cryptocurrency of an online gaming ecosystem consisting of eight platforms and over 1,000,000 users. A number of exciting promotions are expected to be announced in the coming weeks, including the opportunity to train with the world-renowned coach.