INVESTING IN FIGHTERS & THE FIGHT GAME
Two visitors to The Business of Boxing Website read the article on the The Miletich Fighting System. They
asked me if I knew how they could make an investment in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). I found this to be an interesting
question and I told them that every sport now have ways that fans can invest. I had told them the best way for them to find
out was to contact the UFC directly.
Yes, you can make a financial or non-financial investment in every sport or sporting event.
For the sake of our fans, I will discuss the fight game. No matter if it is boxing or mixed martial arts. There is a wide
variety of ways you can invested in your favorite fighting event or fighter. You can invest your money in the building of
fight arenas and stadiums, creating a fight event, the training of fighters, etc. Your investment can result in you receiving
a profit, lowering your taxes and receiving perks.
The best way to find out about how to invest in the fight game is to talk to promoters, venture capitalist, television
executives who are closely related to this type of programming, stock account representatives and brokers whose interest is
in the fight game and sponsors. These professionals are always looking for ways to finance a deal. Particularly, if you are
putting on a big event. The bigger the event the better chance you will receive a return on your financial investment.
If your interest is in fighters; yes, you can invest in a fighter also. The better the fighter, a combination of skill
and fame, the more likely you will profit big from the fighter. Particularly, if the fighter has a great shot of working his
way up to a championship bout like a Sugar Ray Leonard, Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson or in MMA, a Chuck Liddell.
You want to invest your money in a guy who is going to get there and stay a while. But there are short term investments
too that can be fun for the fight investor.
My personal experience investing in a fighter was short and fun.
In 1983, my brother and I made a short term investment, a one fight deal with Dwight Braxton, who later changed his name
to Muhammad Qawi. Braxton was fighting Michael Spinks to unify the light heavyweight championship. The promoter, Rock Newman
who is a friend, put together an investment group to finance the Braxton camp. Our purpose was to aid in the training expenses.
All of the investors got a chance to see Braxton and the fighters training for free and mingled with him. The investors that
invested huge sums saw the fight live and free.
My brother and I saw the fight over commercial television which was then broadcasted over UHF TV in my home town. Braxton
lost to Spinks. It was fun for all of the investors and a couple of weeks later, when the Braxton camp was paid, we received
our principle with interest.
Yes by all means, write letters to the boxing, wrestling and MMA federations and sponsors and see if you can get a piece
of the action. As I mention, there are various ways you can invest in a fight event or fighter and receive interest on your
financial investment or perks or both. Its “...cash fun for everyone!”
Fight professionals are more likely to cooperate with you, if you have an investment group. The more investors, the more
money to invest. Your chances of receiving perks like front row seats or casino lodging will be greater.
$$$ KEEP YOUR GUARD UP AND YOUR WALLET OPEN $$$