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A Vision For An Expert Combating League: Local Fighters, Team Owners, And Fans There is, and constantly has actually been, an issue in the world of expert fighting: Unlike virtually any other sport, a single entity manages the players. In boxing, a single infamous promoter practically messed up the sport (and probably did) with the way he handled and managed matches and fighters. Now, in the growing sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), the leading brands manage the match ups and, in the case of the International Fight League, owned and operate the groups. On the other hand, the leading sports franchises of our day-- the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL-- all was successful based on regional teams, regional owners, and regional fans collaborating to produce something bigger and greater than a single owner ever could. Group owners quit a bit in order to produce something genuinely unique. It is time for a similar vision to come to fruition in the battling world. Bonecrunch Fighting is a brand-new league-based combating organization based upon exactly this principle. In this league, regional owners develop groups with as lots of local fighters as possible, in order to gain the support of local fans. The league is structured like a franchise, and looks for business owners with financial remaining power to own and construct successful teams. Outcomes up until now include: - An inaugural event that offered out a 3600 seat arena in Sarasota Florida. - Top sponsors consisting of the US Marines and Budweiser. - Creation of the necessary legal documents to offer a franchise to competent and interested group owners. - Assembly of a top management team with management and battling industry knowledge. - Development of design template marketing products, task management tools, and agreements to successfully run events. - Agreements with five top MMA trainers and school owners (with 4 more in the works) who have actually put fighters into leading companies. These fitness instructors have a cadre of exceptional local fighters prepared to take on other teams-- and prepared to function as "turn essential" teams when a group owner purchase their geography. - Interest from a number of business owners to buy the rights to a group. When a network of at least 5 or six groups is running, the benefits of this model ended up being clearest. At that point, the league can begin to attract regional and nationwide sponsors, and television/pay per view interest-- the kind of recognition that no regional promoter can generate independently. The brand equity of the league will grow as fans support their regional teams to the play-offs and inter-league title/all-star occasions. In addition to putting on league events in their geographies, group owners are free to try out various ideas, including amateur and professional battles, competitions, and various types of battling formats (i.e., grappling, battling, stand battle, boxing, and other formats that become popular). Due to the fact that the league is looking to achieve emergency, preliminary franchises are priced at only $20,000 (compared to most other franchises, sports or otherwise, and the discount is substantial). This useful pricing offers early adopters the chance to recognize a considerable capital gain, since later owners will pay a premium. At the same time, Bonecrunch carefully screens potential owners to make sure that they have the long-lasting vision and required capital for their group, and the league, to succeed. Contrast this principle with its closest competitor, the International Fight League (IFL). The IFL has actually raised over $15 million dollars to attract and develop league-owned teams tv deals. Its stock rate has actually had a roller coaster trip and currently trades at under $1 after reaching highs of $17 and the league struggles to include costs and accomplish earnings. Meanwhile, 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 vehicle, Bonecrunch can grow organically and achieve emergency with a comparably small investment. Time will tell if this model can be successful in the extremely competitive, unpredictable, and regulated world of combating. Nevertheless, it is time to bring this design to what has been a centrally managed sport and find out what type of difference it can make-- to fans, fighters, and the entrepreneurs who acquire a franchise and own an expert sports group. In contrast, the leading sports franchises of our day-- the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL-- all prospered based on regional groups, local owners, and regional fans working together to produce something bigger and higher than a single owner ever could. In this league, regional owners develop teams with as many regional fighters as possible, in order to gain the support of local fans. The brand name equity of the league will grow as fans support their local groups towards the play-offs and inter-league title/all-star occasions. In addition to putting on league events in their locations, team owners are totally free to experiment with various concepts, consisting of amateur and professional battles, tournaments, and various types of fighting formats (i.e., grappling, battling, stand up battle, boxing, and other formats that end up being popular). At the exact same time, Bonecrunch carefully screens prospective owners to make sure that they have the long-lasting vision and required capital for their team, and the league, to succeed.