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Network Effect Maximizes Potential Fights

Phenomenal Benefits of Our Matchmaking

The Network Effect of Metcalfe's Law states that the value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system (n2). The mathematical justification for us to expect great benefits from our matchmaking system is explained by our illustrations which follow below. Metcalfe's Law measures only the potential number of contacts, i.e., the technological side of a network. However the number of fights made in a network depends upon the number of fighters in his or her heavyweight class and on the fighters who are challenging and accepting challenges from other fighters. If for some reason they don't want to make a fight, then the effect may be smaller.

Applying the math peculiar to the connectivity within social network groups on the Internet produces unexpected results. This mathematical anomaly that Facebook applied to its network connectivity also applies to our patented matchmaking for our heavyweights.

To clearly illustrate the math and the value of our patent, let's use an arbitrary set of numbers. Assume that each additional free agent heavyweight that registers, challenges and accepts challenges from each of the other fighters in his weights, the result is a progressively higher number of made fights in that weight class. This mathematical anomaly will always lead to a disproportionately higher number of heavyweight made fights than the total number of heavyweight fighters.

A Simple Illustration
10 Heavyweights Create 45 Fights
15 heavyweights Create 105 Fights

Assume the heavyweight division is our network group. Also assume that after a heavyweight registers, he is the 10th heavyweight to register in the heavyweight division. Assume that all 10 are eager for a fight. Most fighters are eager to fight and a few will challenge everyone. Assume for illustration purposes that they all challenge each other. Assume they all accept each of their challenges. The 10 fighters would themselves create 45 fights.

) Assume that 5 more heavyweights register and they each challenge all the other heavyweights. The number of heavyweights only increases by 5, but the number of fights increases by 60 to 105 new fights. This mathematical phenomena is matchmaking "with wheels." A promoter's dream.

A mere 15 heavyweights have the maximum potential of creating a total of 105 heavyweight fights for our promoters. As we add heavyweights and they agree to fight each other, the number of made fights will always progressively increase disproportionately. Eventually, the potential made fights become approximately the number in the heavyweight weight class squared. This math phenomena of network groups has exciting possibilities for creating a constant stream of heavyweight fight content for promoters and television sports producers.

The math phenomena is peculiar to the Internet. It applies with disproportionate increases in made fights as new heavyweights register and begin to challenge and accept challenges.

The additional number of made fights created by adding small numbers of heavyweights is remarkable. Just ask Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook.The mathematics of connectivity leads to unprecedented fight quality due to some creative sorting of the database by promoters selecting heavyweight match-ups chosen by the fans, creating an abundance of exciting and amazing all-heavyweight cards.

Creating Heavyweight Fights Using Today's Numbers

There are currently active 404 pro heavyweight boxers in the U. S.. There are 1,379 pro heavyweights in the world.

There are also hundreds of outstanding heavyweight prospects from other sports who were not drafted by other professional sports. Some active NBA, rugby, and NFL players may chose to register and challenge to fight in the off-season.

For illustration purposes, assume that 500 heavyweights registered and a new heavyweight registering challenged all 500 heavyweights. For illustrating the math principal, assume that each fighter accepted his challenge. That's 500 accepted challenges. Just one new heavyweight registering could increase the database of Made Fights by 500. If five new heavyweights registered and they all challenged the 500 heavyweights and all of their challenges were accepted, they would increase the database of made fights by 2,500.

This high percentage of challenges and acceptances is unlikely, but it illustrates the principle of Metcalfe's Law. The effect of its application to Fighters Online is the same as it was to the connectivity between nodes within other business and social network groups. The numbers we used are only illustrative of the principle. Metcalfe's Law results will vary. The nodes used are symbols illustrating a principle. The multiple effect on the increase in the opportunities and creation and license of the boxers' digital assets will be significant, potentially very significant, depending on the number of challenges and accepted challenges by the heavyweights.

Metcalfe's Law - The Symbols Used in the Diagrams

The telephones are symbols which illustrate the effect of connectivity between people in social networks. The mathematical phenomena inherent in the application of Metcalfe's Law has such dramatically positive results that the drama overshadows a key element with an equally important effect on Metcalfe's results.

Telephones are homogeneous and people are not, especially boxers and heavyweight stars from other sports. They are far from homogeneous -- just the opposite. Their connectivity as free agents adds value . The heavyweight athletes from other sports will all be anxious to capitalize on their marquee value in many countries where they are very popular in that other sport. Boxers will be very excited about becoming free agents, making their own fights, retaining title and ownership rights to their digital fight content, earning royalties, advertising, and income from other sources in a new worldwide market. They each will enable the others with whom they make fights and each will add value to the others.

There are important practical real world considerations to take into account when making any financial projections. The prominent social network, Facebook values itself based on Metcalfe's Law, whereas Wall Street uses Zipf's law in determining the market value of Facebook. An authority in this area is Andrew Chen who factors in the the DAU and DMU of Facebook, their daily active users and monthly active users. For Heavyweight Fighters Online, the DAU and MAU would be the total number of heavyweights and promoters who use the matchmaking and database of Made Fights each day and month.

Metcalfe's Law states that the value is proportional to the number of users of our network (boxers registered). The number of Made Fights available for promoters of all-heavyweight cards would also, according to a strict application of Metcalfe's Law.

The value of potential connectivity is the value of the set of optional transactions that are afforded by the system or network, or in our case, a network of free agent heavyweights.

Economically, the value of each optional transaction or possible opponent for a made fight is like a financial option (e.g., the value of an option to buy a share of stock at a particular price). To simplify the model and focus on scaling, the writer assumes that the value of any particular opponent out of 10 heavyweights who have challenged you, is like an optional transaction in a network comes from a distribution that does not depend strongly on the number of participants in the network.

No heavyweight will challenge all 500 of the other registered heavyweights. But the application of the networking principle of our patented matchmaking method using the Internet is dramatic. This networking principle applies to every weight class with the same dramatic effect.

A Conservative Illustration Using Real Numbers
400 Heavyweights Create 4000 Fights

Applying the math to a more likely situation, assume that of the total of 1,389 heavyweights in the world, only 400 heavyweights register, and that each of the 400 registered challenged only 10% or 40 of the other heavyweights. That's 16,000 challenges. It's reasonable to assume that the majority of fighters are hungry for frequent fights and will accept many of his challenges. If each fighter accepts only 25% of his challenges, that's 4,000 made fights. That's enough for 400 all-heavyweight fight cards. That's unprecedented. And remember, these fights are made by the fighters and chosen by the promoter who has access to fan polling. Promoters will be able to sort fights by fan polling and zip code and buy made fights between local heavyweights.

Heavyweights and promoters for sure will eagerly embrace an online system where they can sort through a database of prospective opponents to find fighters who, according to fan polling, the fans want them to fight. Fans will love it too, all 800 million of them.

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