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A Vision For A Professional Battling League: Regional Fighters, Group Owners, And Fans There is, and always has actually been, a problem worldwide of professional combating: Unlike practically other sport, a single entity manages the gamers. In boxing, a single notorious promoter virtually ruined the sport (and arguably did) with the way he handled and managed fighters and matches. Now, in the flourishing sport of combined martial arts (MMA), the leading brands manage the match ups and, in the case of the International Fight League, owned and operate the groups. In contrast, the top sports franchises of our day-- the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL-- all succeeded based on regional teams, local owners, and regional fans collaborating to create something bigger and higher than a single owner ever could. Team owners quit a little bit in order to produce something really special. It is time for a similar vision to come to fulfillment in the battling world. Bonecrunch Fighting is a new league-based battling company based on exactly this idea. In this league, local owners develop teams with as lots of regional fighters as possible, in order to acquire the assistance of local fans. The league is structured like a franchise, and seeks entrepreneurs with financial staying power to own and build effective teams. Results up until now include: - An inaugural occasion that sold out a 3600 seat arena in Sarasota Florida. - Top sponsors consisting of the US Marines and Budweiser. - Creation of the required legal documents to sell a franchise to interested and competent group owners. - Assembly of a top management team with management and battling industry proficiency. - Development of template marketing materials, project management tools, and contracts to successfully run events. - Agreements with 5 leading MMA fitness instructors and school owners (with four more in the works) who have put fighters into leading companies. These trainers have a cadre of excellent regional fighters ready to take on other groups-- and ready to function as "turn key" groups when a team owner buy their location. - Interest from a variety of entrepreneurs to purchase the rights to a team. When a network of at least 5 or six groups is operating, the benefits of this vehicle become clearest. At that point, the league can begin to draw in local and national sponsors, and television/pay per view interest-- the kind of recognition that no regional promoter can generate separately. The brand name equity of the league will grow as fans support their local teams towards the play-offs and inter-league title/all-star occasions. In addition to putting on league occasions in their geographies, team owners are free to try out various concepts, consisting of professional and amateur fights, competitions, and various kinds of battling formats (i.e., grappling, wrestling, stand up fight, boxing, and other formats that become popular). Because the league is wanting to achieve emergency, preliminary franchises are priced at only $20,000 (as compared to most other franchises, sports or otherwise, and the discount rate is significant). This advantageous rates provides early adopters the chance to understand a substantial capital gain, due to the fact that later owners will pay a premium. At the very same time, Bonecrunch carefully screens prospective owners making sure that they have the long-lasting vision and required capital for their team, and the league, to be successful. Contrast this idea with its closest competitor, the International Fight League (IFL). The IFL has actually raised over $15 million dollars to produce league-owned teams and attract television offers. Its stock price has actually had a roller coaster ride and presently trades at under $1 after reaching highs of $17 and the league has a hard time to accomplish and include expenses profitability. Bonecrunch is a grassroots effort that requires much less capital from a group of committed team owners, trainers, and fighters in order to be successful. By using the franchise design, Bonecrunch can grow naturally and achieve emergency with a comparably tiny investment. Time will tell if this design can prosper in the highly competitive, unpredictable, and regulated world of battling. It is time to bring this model to what has been a centrally managed sport and find out what kind of difference it can make-- to fans, fighters, and the business owners who buy a franchise and owned and operate a professional sports group. In contrast, the top sports franchises of our day-- the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL-- all prospered based on regional groups, local owners, and local fans working together to create something bigger and higher than a single owner ever could. In this league, regional owners build groups with as many regional fighters as possible, in order to get the assistance of local fans. The brand name equity of the league will grow as fans support their regional teams towards the play-offs and inter-league title/all-star events. In addition to putting on league occasions in their geographies, team owners are complimentary to experiment with various ideas, including amateur and professional fights, competitions, and various types of fighting formats (i.e., grappling, wrestling, stand up fight, boxing, and other formats that end up being popular). At the same time, Bonecrunch carefully screens potential owners to make sure that they have the long-lasting vision and needed capital for their group, and the league, to be successful.