07 February 2023 01:03, UTC
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Seems to be like UFC fighter Jon Jones isn’t afraid to get into the octagon with some pandas.
With a couple of month to go earlier than his heavyweight title struggle, Jones, a well-known mixed-martial arts star, inked a deal to develop into the model ambassador for the NFT assortment Kanpai Pandas.
Jones is not going to solely characterize the NFT model, which has generated greater than $7 million in buying and selling quantity since launching in April in keeping with OpenSea, he may also be the face of Kanpai Pandas’s new streetwear assortment.
Kanpai Panda’s push into promoting attire and partnering with the well-known UFC fighter follows different top-tier NFT manufacturers’ efforts to diversify. NFT manufacturers wish to woo mainstream customers with merchandise like merchandise and video video games after being hit by the droop in costs for NFTs and cryptocurrencies. Yuga Labs’ Bored Apes Yacht Membership, Doodles and Azuki have all lately launched efforts to broaden the attain of their manufacturers with new initiatives geared in the direction of shifting past being digital-asset collections.
Jones additionally owns a number of NFTs from the gathering, in keeping with Kanpai Pandas. The UFC fighter has a heavyweight bout with Ciryl Gane on March 4 in Las Vegas.
The present ground value for Kanpai Pandas’s profile-picture NFTs is greater than $3,000 up from $280 in November.