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BTC190: MMA Legend Kenny Florian on PoW and Bitcoin (Bitcoin Podcast)

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In this episode of the Bitcoin Fundamentals Podcast, we interview the versatile Kenny Florian, a former UFC fighter known for his impressive career across multiple weight classes. We explore Kenny's journey in MMA, highlighting his work ethic, resilience, and the concept of "proof of work." Kenny shares personal stories, including his near-death experience in Brazil and his background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. We also discuss how his discipline and hard work led him to discover Bitcoin, and why Bitcoin resonates so strongly with athletes. Tune in for an engaging discussion that bridges the worlds of MMA and cryptocurrency.


IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

00:00 - Intro

03:56 - Kenny Florian's journey from soccer to becoming a renowned UFC fighter.

11:25 - The challenges of competing in multiple weight classes in the UFC.

14:09 - Insights into the mental strategies used to stay focused and prepared for fights.

16:02 - The concept of "proof of work" as it applies to MMA and Bitcoin.

25:14 - Personal stories of perseverance, including a near-death experience.

36:29 - How Kenny maintains a positive demeanor in a tough industry.

37:42 - The parallels between the discipline in MMA and the principles of Bitcoin.

39:02 - Why Bitcoin resonates with top-tier athletes and Kenny’s personal journey with cryptocurrency.

Disclaimer: Slight discrepancies in the timestamps may occur due to podcast platform differences.


BOOKS AND RESOURCES


  • Kenny Florian’s X (Twitter) account.

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