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A Vision For An Expert Fighting League: Local Fighters, Team Owners, And Fans There is, and always has been, an issue in the world of expert fighting: Unlike virtually any other sport, a single entity controls the players. In boxing, a single infamous promoter practically ruined the sport (and probably did) with the method he managed and controlled fighters and matches. 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, own the teams. In contrast, the top sports franchises of our day-- the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL-- all prospered based upon regional groups, local owners, and regional fans interacting to create something larger and higher than a single owner ever could. Team owners gave up a little bit in order to create something really special. It is time for a similar vision to come to fruition in the battling world. Bonecrunch Fighting is a brand-new league-based battling organization based upon precisely this concept. In this league, local owners construct teams with as numerous regional fighters as possible, in order to get the support 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 occasion that offered 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 certified and interested team owners. - Assembly of a leading leadership group with management and fighting market knowledge. - Development of design template marketing products, project management tools, and agreements to effectively run occasions. - Agreements with 5 leading MMA trainers and school owners (with four more in the works) who have actually put fighters into leading organizations. These fitness instructors have a cadre of exceptional regional fighters prepared to handle other teams-- and all set to act as "turn essential" teams when a group owner purchase their location. - Interest from a number of entrepreneurs to buy the rights to a group. The brand name equity of the league will grow as fans support their regional teams to the play-offs and inter-league title/all-star events. In addition to putting on league occasions in their locations, group owners are free to experiment with different ideas, including amateur and expert battles, tournaments, and different types of battling formats (i.e., grappling, battling, stand up battle, boxing, and other formats that become popular). Because the league is looking to attain emergency, preliminary franchises are priced at just $20,000 (as compared to most other franchises, sports or otherwise, and the discount rate is considerable). This beneficial rates gives early adopters the possibility to recognize a substantial capital gain, because later owners will pay a premium. At the very same time, Bonecrunch thoroughly screens prospective owners to make sure that they have the long-lasting vision and needed capital for their group, and the league, to be successful. Contrast this concept with its nearby rival, the International Fight League (IFL). The IFL has actually raised over $15 million dollars to create league-owned teams and draw in television deals. Its stock rate has had a roller rollercoaster ride and presently trades at under $1 after reaching highs of $17 and the league struggles to include costs and attain profitability. On the other hand, Bonecrunch is a grassroots effort that requires much less capital from a group of dedicated group owners, trainers, and fighters in order to prosper. Using the franchise vehicle, Bonecrunch can grow organically and accomplish emergency with a comparably tiny investment. Time will tell if this design can be successful in the highly competitive, unpredictable, and regulated world of combating. It is time to bring this design to what has been a centrally managed sport and find out exactly what kind of difference it can make-- to fans, fighters, and the entrepreneurs who buy a franchise and own a professional sports team. In contrast, the leading sports franchises of our day-- the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL-- all prospered based on regional groups, regional owners, and regional fans working together to create something larger and higher than a single owner ever could. 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 brand 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 occasions in their locations, team owners are complimentary to experiment with different concepts, including amateur and professional fights, tournaments, and various types of fighting formats (i.e., grappling, wrestling, stand up combat, boxing, and other formats that become popular). At the exact same time, Bonecrunch thoroughly screens possible owners to make sure that they have the long-term vision and required capital for their team, and the league, to be successful.