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A Vision For An Expert Fighting League: Regional Fighters, Team Owners, And Fans There is, and always has actually been, a problem in the world of professional battling: Unlike virtually any other sport, a single entity controls the players. In boxing, a single infamous promoter virtually ruined the sport (and probably did) with the method he handled and managed matches and fighters. Now, in the thriving sport of blended martial arts (MMA), the leading brand names manage the match ups and, in the case of 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 was successful based upon local groups, regional owners, and regional fans interacting to develop something larger and higher than a single owner ever could. Team owners gave up a bit in order to create 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 battling company based upon exactly this idea. In this league, local owners build groups with as many local fighters as possible, in order to gain the assistance of local fans. The league is structured like a franchise, and looks for entrepreneurs with monetary staying power to own and develop successful groups. Outcomes so far consist of: - An inaugural event that sold out a 3600 seat arena in Sarasota Florida. - Top sponsors consisting of the United States Marines and Budweiser. - Creation of the required legal files to sell a franchise to qualified and interested group owners. - Assembly of a leading management group with management and combating industry knowledge. - Development of design template marketing products, task management tools, and contracts to successfully run events. - Agreements with 5 top MMA trainers and school owners (with 4 more in the works) who have actually put fighters into leading organizations. These trainers have a cadre of outstanding local fighters all set to take on other teams-- and all set to act as "turn crucial" teams when a team owner buy their location. - Interest from a variety of business owners to buy the rights to a team. When a network of at least five or six groups is operating, the benefits of this design become clearest. At that point, the league can begin to attract local and national sponsors, and television/pay per view interest-- the type of acknowledgment that no regional promoter can create independently. The brand equity of the league will grow as fans support their local groups to the play-offs and inter-league title/all-star events. In addition to placing on league occasions in their geographies, group owners are totally free to explore various ideas, including amateur and professional battles, tournaments, and different kinds of battling formats (i.e., grappling, battling, stand up battle, boxing, and other formats that end up being popular). Since the league is looking to achieve critical mass, preliminary franchises are priced at only $20,000 (compared with most other franchises, sports or otherwise, and the discount rate is substantial). This useful pricing gives early adopters the possibility to understand a considerable capital gain, due to the fact that later owners will pay a premium. At the very same time, Bonecrunch carefully screens potential owners making sure that they have the long-term vision and needed capital for their team, and the league, to be successful. Contrast this principle with its nearest rival, the International Fight League (IFL). The IFL has actually raised over $15 million dollars to develop league-owned groups and attract tv offers. Its stock price 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 attain and include costs success. Bonecrunch is a grassroots effort that requires much less capital from a group of dedicated group owners, trainers, and fighters in order to prosper. By using the franchise model, Bonecrunch can grow organically and achieve critical mass with a comparably tiny financial investment. Time will tell if this model can be successful in the extremely competitive, unpredictable, and regulated world of combating. It is time to bring this design to exactly what has been a centrally managed sport and discover out what kind of distinction it can make-- to fans, fighters, and the entrepreneurs who acquire a franchise and owned and operate a professional sports group. In contrast, the leading sports franchises of our day-- the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL-- all was successful based on regional teams, regional owners, and local fans working together to produce something bigger and higher than a single owner ever could. In this league, local owners develop groups with as many regional fighters as possible, in order to gain the assistance of regional fans. The brand name equity of the league will grow as fans support their local teams to the play-offs and inter-league title/all-star events. In addition to putting on league events in their geographies, group owners are free to experiment with different principles, consisting of amateur and expert fights, tournaments, and various types of fighting formats (i.e., grappling, wrestling, stand up combat, boxing, and other formats that end up being popular). At the same time, Bonecrunch carefully screens prospective owners to make sure that they have the long-term vision and required capital for their team, and the league, to succeed.