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A Vision For A Professional Battling League: Local Fighters, Team Owners, And Fans There is, and constantly has actually been, an issue in the world of professional battling: Unlike practically any other sport, a single entity controls the players. In boxing, a single notorious promoter almost destroyed the sport (and arguably did) with the way he managed and controlled matches and fighters. Now, in the growing sport of blended martial arts (MMA), the leading brand names control the match ups and, when it comes to the International Fight League, owned and operate the teams. In contrast, the top sports franchises of our day-- the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL-- all prospered based upon regional teams, local owners, and regional fans collaborating to produce something larger and higher than a single owner ever could. Group owners gave up a bit in order to produce something truly special. It is time for a comparable vision to come to fulfillment in the combating world. Bonecrunch Fighting is a new league-based fighting company based upon exactly this concept. In this league, regional owners construct teams with as many local fighters as possible, in order to acquire the support of regional fans. The league is structured like a franchise, and seeks entrepreneurs with financial remaining power to owned and operate and construct effective groups. Outcomes so far consist of: - An inaugural event that sold out a 3600 seat arena in Sarasota Florida. - Top sponsors including the US Marines and Budweiser. - Creation of the necessary legal documents to sell a franchise to interested and qualified team owners. - Assembly of a leading leadership team with management and battling industry competence. - Development of template marketing materials, project management tools, and contracts to effectively run occasions. - Agreements with five leading MMA fitness instructors and school owners (with four more in the works) who have put fighters into leading organizations. These trainers have a cadre of excellent local fighters all set to handle other groups-- and all set to work as "turn vital" groups when a team owner purchase their geography. - Interest from a number of entrepreneurs to buy the rights to a team. When a network of at least five or 6 groups is operating, the advantages of this design ended up being clearest. At that point, the league can begin to draw in national and local sponsors, and television/pay per view interest-- the kind of recognition that no regional promoter can generate independently. 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 placing on league events in their locations, team owners are free to try out different principles, consisting of professional and amateur fights, tournaments, and various kinds of combating formats (i.e., grappling, wrestling, stand combat, boxing, and other formats that end up being popular). Due to the fact that the league is seeking to achieve critical mass, preliminary franchises are priced at just $20,000 (compared to most other franchises, sports or otherwise, and the discount rate is substantial). This helpful pricing offers early adopters the chance to understand a significant capital gain, because later owners will pay a premium. At the exact same time, Bonecrunch carefully screens possible owners making sure that they have the long-lasting vision and needed capital for their group, and the league, to prosper. Contrast this idea with its nearest competitor, the International Fight League (IFL). The IFL has raised over $15 million dollars to draw in and produce league-owned teams television deals. Its stock rate has actually had a roller rollercoaster trip and presently trades at under $1 after reaching highs of $17 and the league has a hard time to consist of expenses and attain earnings. Bonecrunch is a grassroots effort that requires much less capital from a group of dedicated team owners, fitness instructors, and fighters in order to prosper. Using the franchise design, Bonecrunch can grow naturally and achieve emergency with a comparably small financial investment. Time will tell if this vehicle can be successful in the highly competitive, fickle, and regulated world of fighting. It is time to bring this design to exactly what has been a centrally managed sport and discover out exactly what kind of distinction it can make-- to fans, fighters, and the entrepreneurs who buy a franchise and owned and operate a professional sports team. In contrast, the leading sports franchises of our day-- the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL-- all succeeded based on regional teams, local owners, and regional fans working together to create something larger and greater than a single owner ever could. In this league, local owners construct groups with as many local fighters as possible, in order to get the assistance of regional fans. The brand equity of the league will grow as fans support their regional groups to the play-offs and inter-league title/all-star events. In addition to putting on league events in their geographies, team owners are complimentary to experiment with various concepts, including expert and amateur fights, tournaments, and various types of combating formats (i.e., grappling, battling, stand up combat, boxing, and other formats that end up being popular). At the very same time, Bonecrunch carefully screens possible owners to make sure that they have the long-term vision and needed capital for their group, and the league, to be successful.