In a recent interview with Nathan Rogers of MMA Futures, Alan Olivas, a seasoned MMA fighter, opened up about his journey, recent victories, and his upcoming ambitious project that bridges the world of MMA and blockchain technology.
Alan Olivas, who carries an impressive 8-2 record, has been making a name for himself in the MMA world. Despite a slow start to his career, with two consecutive losses, Olivas has been on a roll, winning eight straight fights since then.
“I always knew I was going to be in that position,” Olivas said. After fighting five bouts in less than a year, he’s confident about taking on anyone on the big show. His next ambition is to compete in the contender series or ask for the 25 championship belt, demonstrating his determination to fight in two different weight classes.
A substantial part of his success can be attributed to his training at Ignite jujitsu, under the experienced coaches Zak Cumming and Jason High. With their extensive fighting experience and knowledge, they’ve been instrumental in Olivas’s journey. Alongside, he trains with esteemed fighters such as Isaac Dulgarian, Jeff Molina, and Gage Young, among others.
Interestingly, Olivas has also ventured into the world of Web 3 and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). He’s the brain behind the ‘Immortals Fight Club’, an innovative project that aims to provide financial support for MMA fighters while offering fans unique memorabilia from their favorite fighters.
“We’re introducing ourselves into Web 3… the biggest purpose is to bridge the gap between Web 3 and MMA fighters and help to make a little bit of money on the side,” he explained. The Immortals Fight Club incorporates fighters at all levels, from newcomers to UFC champions and Hall of Famers. The main goal is to immortalize every fighter’s legacy and expand the MMA community.
The process is simple. Fans can buy an NFT, a unique digital representation of a fighter. The NFTs come with a smart contract, which gives the owner access to signed gloves, posters, shirts, and other merchandise from the fighter. The fighters, in return, receive a percentage of the sales, supporting them financially during their training camps and encouraging them to engage more with their fans.
The Immortals Fight Club is set to launch its first big watch party, hosting renowned names like Thiago Alves, Renato Moicano, Johnny Eblen, and Grant Dawson.
The sale of the art or ‘minting’ will commence late in the third quarter of the year. Updates on minting and other project-related information can be found on the Immortals Fight Club Discord, Twitter, and Instagram pages.
As we continue to witness the integration of sports and technology, projects like Immortals Fight Club promise an innovative future. Alan Olivas’s dual pursuit of maintaining his winning streak in MMA and his entrepreneurial venture into Web 3 is indeed a fascinating journey to follow.