Proposal “Chael-Sonnen-mma-sponsorship“ (Completed)Back
|Title:||ESPN analyst, media personality, MMA fighter, Chael Sonnen strategic partnership with Dash.|
|One-time payment:||325 DASH (127540 USD)|
|Completed payments:||1 totaling in 325 DASH (0 month remaining)|
|Payment start/end:||2018-02-17 / 2018-03-18 (added on 2018-02-13)|
|Votes:||681 Yes / 156 No / 53 Abstain|
I want to give a HUGE thank you to the 3 Amigos for having me on your show. You all are class acts and I look forward to many more conversations in the future together about how we advance Dash in the world of currency. Our conversation today brought some new ideas to the forefront that I hadn't thought of. A fighters ability to earn additional income as Dash "tips" was an awesome idea and could really disrupt the way sports entertainment is conducted. International fighters being paid in a universal currency (DASH), rather than having to deposit a check in the bank, wait for it to clear, then wait for it to be converted into their native currency, and accruing fees on top of all of that. This is what I mean, when I say that I have the platforms and the exposure to get Dash in front of people, but it's forward thinkers in the Dash community like you yourselves that will help take the this proposal and turn it into something bigger. Really looking forward to the opportunity of working with the Dash community to help drive these ideas. Thanks again guys.
If anyone wants to check the episode here it is.
P.S. old habits die hard, I know "crypto" not "cyber" LOL
3 Amigos Podcast Friday 2/23
Chael Sonnen becoming a spokesperson for Dash by using media opportunities and social media platforms to drive Dash awareness and expand the Dash economy. Also a 1 YEAR fully DASH branded MMA Events title sponsorship with a pro fight event where
the fight purses are paid in Dash.
The proposal has 3 objectives (details further in proposal):
1. Let’s get Dash into circulation by paying pro fighter purses in Dash.
2. Create Dash awareness by becoming the Title Sponsor of a longstanding MMA show.
3. Use objectives 1 and 2 as my platform to promote Dash in all of my media avenues.
I have been extremely fortunate that my career as a fighter has brought me so many
other opportunities to be in the public eye and extended my possibilities beyond the cage.
I have been a coach on TUF (The Ultimate Fighter), starred on Celebrity Apprentice, currently an
analyst for ESPN, appear on Jim Rome regularly, appear on Joe Rogan’s podcast, fight commentator,
amongst many other media opportunities. I have written 2 books and most
recently “The Four-Pack Revolution”. In the process of all of this I have been
working to build my own brand by taking advantage of all the internet platforms
available to me. Please check them out.
Here is some of the information about where to find those and statistics:
Facebook- Facebook Page 384,000 Likes
Instagram- Instagram page Sonnench 225,000 followers
Twitter- Twitter Page @ChaelSonnen 804,300 followers
Youtube- YouTube Channel Chael Sonnen 74,000 subscribers with over 10 million views
Podcast “You’re Welcome”- You're Welcome Podcast Downloaded 2 million times
I’ve been a MMA fighter since I was 19 years old and have had the privilege to fight in 5 different
fighting leagues around the world including the UFC and just recently advanced
in the tournament to be world heavy weight champion in the Bellator Grand Prix.
During my career, I have fought the likes of Jon Jones, Rampage Jackson,
Wanderlei Silva, Tito Ortiz, Rashad Evans, Mauricio Rua, Anderson Silva,
Michael Bisping, amongst many others.
How this proposal benefits Dash:
Let’s talk first about the Rumble at the Roseland. Hosted at a concert venue in Portland Oregon,
Rumble at the Roseland is Oregon’s longest running and most respected mixed
martial arts organization. Our next event will be our 97th liveshow.
We have had the privilege of having 15 athletes graduate from our show to go on to fight in the UFC.
We also host SUG (Submission Underground) which has featured Jon “Bones” Jones, Meisha Tate,
Dan Henderson, Ricco Rodriguez, Jake Shields, Timy Sylvia, Urijach Faber, Chad Mendes, and more.
Annually we host 10-12 events. This is where we want Dash to be our Title Sponsor for a whole
year. We will brand our octagon mat, our ring posts, the digital fight clock,
ring girls, press conference backdrop, posters, flyers, all in Dash. Dash will
be the OFFICIAL sponsor and this will be indicated in all of our marketing
materials for the events as well. Most important of all, we are going to put
together a pro fight card where the fighters will receive their purse money in
Dash. During the events we will have a Dash booth to help educate our customers
and the person working it will coordinate and educate the fighters to assure
they successfully receive their Dash in their own Dash wallets.
These events sell out with a capacity of around 1100 and our live signal and replay distribution is
typically viewed by 180,000 viewers. This is where the Dash digital time clock
will be seen. Along with all of this our announcer and commentators will be
trained to give Dash their regular shot outs. It is my belief that once the
sporting world hears from me about what we are doing here, more exposure will
continue to come in. I will be sure to do my best to update all the media
coverage this will get.
Our target first event is Rumble at the Roseland 97 and is scheduled for April 14th of 2018.
It’s an already scheduled event and our agreement for the first year of sponsorship will begin on that date.
Upon approval of my proposal, I will begin to assemble the pro fight card to be paid in Dash and that will be the
following event. This will give me ample time to hype up the Dash title
sponsorship and the upcoming pro fights to be paid in Dash. I’m going to
contact our vendors and see if we can take video of us buying the mats, ring
posts, press conference backdrop, ring girl outfits, in Dash. If I can get them
to agree I believe it will be great exposure for them, but also help in the perpetuation
of the Dash economy. Another idea I would like to pursue after having positive
conversation with Dash community members is to try and incorporate accepting
Dash as payment for tickets and concessions. I’ve been introduced to Alt Thirty
Six by TheDesertLynx as an up and coming platform that may make this feasible
and will explore it’s integration into our current systems for implementation.
Dash is not buying a slot of my time or just a spot on my fight trunks. I want this to be a longstanding
relationship we are in together beyond this initial proposal. Which is why in
my 3-month commitment as a spokesman for the event and Dash, I hope to bring so
much value, because it’s not only good for my Dash wallet, but the competitor
in me wants to feel that I can directly help fuel the growth of Dash in the
cryptocurrency market, and possibly play a part in history. I will use the
Rumble at the Roseland event as the springboard to start having the
conversation in all of my platforms about Dash. As we go along I would like to
have respected names in the Dash community come on my shows with me to talk
Dash, because while I love talking, sometimes it’s better to let the pros do
the talking. Mark Mason commented on my pre-proposal about possibly
collaborating with Amanda B. Johnson, I can see the value in this. Dash Nation
members have reached out and asked, “how will you use your media platforms?” I
kind of eluded to this in my video, it’s easy to wear a hat, or a t-shirt, or
throw up a graphic on a video, but does that message just say Chael Sonnen is
being paid to promote Dash? This would put Dash in the same category of every
energy drink, diet supplement, or fight clothing brand that has ever cut me a
check to promote their brand. I want when I talk Dash and this event on my
Youtube, Podcast, on TV, or my social platforms it feels natural. I want people
to believe in Dash, because my message feels organic, authentic, and I believe
Lastly, I want to help with getting people to act. Just the other day I posted a question in #dash-talk
on Discord and it provided a few good answers, but appeared there wasn’t a
fully agreeable one. I wanted to know where would we want to send traffic from
my platforms? I was told Dashinformer.com, Dash School, discoverdash.com. These
are the important conversations that I want to have to help Dash grow and
utilize attention. I am hoping there is a consensus when we go live and there
are many more of these conversations.
Let’s wrap this up:
I am a believer in cryptocurrency and in particular, Dash. The speed, the fees, and most importantly
the DAO are what make me believe in Dash and those same reasons is why I am
baffled that Dash is not top 10 in market cap! That’s going to change and I
want to help. When I thought about bringing this proposal to the Dash community
I wanted to check as many boxes as I could and I hope my proposal has done
that. As the MNO community reads over my proposal and prepares to vote, I would
like to leave you with a couple of lasting thoughts.
I already have skin in the game. I am bringing Dash into a forum for something that I have already
built and is already in existence, this is not to fund a startup project. Let’s
be honest having Dash integrated into Rumble at the Roseland will not just be a
talking point for me to satisfy this proposal, but it will create headlines
that will bring even more attention to our event. Dash wins, Rumble at the Roseland
wins, and hopefully my vested interest in Dash will win too.
This is not a short-term play for me. I want to build a working relationship to bring Dash to the
forefront of cryptocurrency, now, and into the future. I realize that if I don’t deliver value in this first proposal,
that opportunity will not be available to me. That is why I will be active in the Dash community both
internally and externally to see to it that we are building a fruitful long-term relationship.
I will deliver.
Last of all I want to thank the following people for reaching out to either express their
endorsement, offer support, ask important questions, and help me shape this
final proposal to what we hope to be a winner for Dash:
McLovin (Sorry no face tattoo in proposal)
Tao of Satoshi
Here’s MY call to action. Vote YES. Thanks Dash Nation!
Dash payout breakdown:
Rebranding of Octagon mat- 8 Dash (Good for over a year)
Rebranding of cage post covers- 4 Dash (Good for over a year)
Ring girls refitted and branded in Dash- 1 Dash
Press conference backdrop- 2 Dash
Local media advertisement and distribution with Dash representation- 5 Dash
Pro Fight purses- 60 Dash
Me using all of my media platforms to promote Dash and this event- 240 Dash
Proposal fee- 5 Dash
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