Free Agents Expiring Contracts Will Shift Control to Fighters of|
the Who, When, and Where of Future Fights from New Digital Content
Creation and Distribution Technology to New World Markets
The Need and the Opportunity
Under the current business model, professional fighters are totally dependent upon promoters to get them fights. The great majority are leveraged by promoters to sign unfair, confiscatory, multi-fight, multi-year contracts with options. A few prominent contenders and world champions, to get out from under their own confiscatory contracts, have paid huge sums to get out of their contracts. De La Hoya wanted out of his contract with Arum and was playing the good guy role by making public statements about reforming the contract model which tied up fighters. Others let their contracts expire in order to become free agents and promote their own fights.
The fighters are at the mercy of promoters and major media because of the limited television dates to show their fights to millions of subscribers. It's hard for promoters to control the fighters' money without controlling the television rights. Major world champions have become promoters and have quoted major promoters out of context to mislead the public into believing that the fighters needed the major promoters who were providing a service giving the fighters free agency powers.
Fighters Online will offer a Facebook-type social networking service providing connectivity between fighters and their fans, promoters, venues, and other individuals and groups within the boxing and MMA industry. These networking services will include tools for self-matchmaking and maximizing revenue from marketing and managing the digital rights to their fights and product endorsements.
Because of corruption and dramatic financial imbalances, fighters will also enthusiastically embrace online matchmaking, fixed-price and auction marketplaces for selling made fights to promoters and venues, and a digital fight channel.
We are looking for a Special Affiliation
Fighters Online is interested in experienced sports minded individuals with the vision and interest in an unprecedented opportunity in create digital fight content and who have an affinity for fighters and have been highly successful in technology ventures that will complement and leverage the value of their company assets and the value of our future created assets of digital fight content.
Fighters Online creates a seamless, border free fight community where boxers, MMA fighters, or extraordinary heavyweights from other sports from any two countries can make a fight and sell that fight to any promoter in either country or any other country. We represent the first fight model on the Web with career accelerating features for fighters. We will create a strategic relationship with those who are energized by the mission of creating a global marketplace and leveling the playing field for fighters, where fighters and promoters can be successful doing what they love to do.
Fighters Online started working on a free agency system for fighters a few years ago in response to the difficulty of making fights, finding venues, and getting fights on television, and it is only the beginning. Fighters Online is a very innovative and unique concept that is a far better way to make, buy, and sell fights. Our business model will change the way the entire fight business is conducted.
Every fighter needs the ability to access any prospective opponent in the business anywhere in the world without having to go through someone else. "Connections" will mean nothing if you can connect yourself with a click of your mouse.
Now fighters, trainers, managers, booking agents, matchmakers, promoters, fight attorneys, publicists, television executives, and venues throughout the world will have direct access to each other without going through anyone else -- even to the millions of fans throughout the world.
Major monopolistic promoters and television moguls will try to protect their market share. Because of the barriers to entry afforded by our patent applications, they will be anxious to collaborate for content.
They may offer to acquire Fighters Online, Inc. We are betting that Fighters Online, Inc. will become a very attractive target for an acquisition by a large publicly-held media conglomerate.
John W. Black
Founder and President
Fighters Online, Inc.
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