A Vision For A Professional Fighting League: Local Fighters, Team Owners, And Fans
There is, and always has been, a problem in the world of professional fighting: Unlike almost any other sport, a single entity controls the players. In boxing, a single notorious promoter almost ruined the sport (and arguably did) with the way he managed and controlled fighters and matches. Now, in the booming sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), the leading brands control 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 succeeded based on local teams, local owners, and local fans working together to create something larger and greater than a single owner ever could. Team owners gave up a little bit in order to create something truly special. It is time for a similar vision to come to fruition in the fighting world.
Bonecrunch Fighting is a new league-based fighting organization based on exactly this concept. In this league, local owners build teams with as many local fighters as possible, in order to gain the support of local fans. The league is structured like a...