Proposal “dash-for-the-belt“ (Completed)Back
|Title:||Dash for the Belt with Rory Macdonald|
|One-time payment:||330 DASH (52342 USD)|
|Completed payments:||1 totaling in 330 DASH (0 month remaining)|
|Payment start/end:||2017-12-18 / 2018-01-17 (added on 2017-12-21)|
|Votes:||835 Yes / 236 No / 8 Abstain|
Dash for the Belt with Rory Macdonald
GreenCandle is proud to present a unique and exciting opportunity to gain massive exposure to a crypto-friendly target demographic during a special primetime event on a major TV network. On January 18, SpikeTV is rebranding to Paramount Network (owned by Paramount Pictures) - a move that will take the programming more mainstream, and branch out from its current base of 98M North American subscribers, consisting primarily of males aged 18-49. Coincidentally, this audience is the same demographic of the typical crypto early adopter and this opportunity could reap a huge return on investment with massive positive exposure for Dash.
On January 20th, the Inaugural Celebration of this rebranding will be a major Mixed Martial Arts main event TV broadcast. As a result of coingun’s outreach to Firas Zahabi at Tristar Gym in a previous proposal, GreenCandle has been able to secure an opportunity to sponsor Rory MacDonald for the main event welterweight title fight during this special TV event. Rory MacDonald is one of the few MMA stars that promotes cryptocurrency on a daily basis to his 217K Twitter followers, 244K Instagram followers, and fight fans. Rory has been quoted as saying that he wants his entire $500K purse to be paid in crypto! Rory tweets consistently about bitcoin and bitcoin cash and we now have the opportunity to teach him, MMA fans and his twitter followers about the benefits of Dash. As a bonus, Rory is one of the most desirable and brand-friendly MMA stars and is challenging the current champion, Douglas Lima in a highly-anticipated match. Rory is in the best shape of his career, coming off a spectacular, dominating TKO win over top contender Paul Daley in August 2017.
Exposure for Dash
Rory has committed to wearing Dash branded outerwear for his many public appearances leading up to the fight, during the “walk-out”, during the fight and after the fight. As part of the sponsorship, GreenCandle will be sending a swag package to Rory for his pre-fight interviews and gym workouts to have Dash on full display for the build-up of the event. Rory will be tweeting about Dash and possibly mention it during interviews. During the walk-out, Dash-branded attire will be seen front and center on the t-shirt and shorts. During the fight, Dash will be visible on the shorts and after the fight with a Dash “trucker” hat. A representative from GC will be at the event to insure Dash has maximum exposure.
What’s unique about Rory and why should we sponsor him?
Rory is a professional, non-controversial fighter that trained with George St. Pierre (arguably the best MMA fighter of all time) at Tristar Gym in Canada. He is considered by many to be GSP’s protege. One of his recent fights, with Robbie Lawler, was voted as “the most exciting fight ever.” Rory doesn’t back down and is as tough as they come. This event will not be boring and will provide a memorable experience and impression of Dash to an audience of millions of males aged 18-49, the exact demographic that encompasses the vast majority of early adopters of cryptocurrency. Here is a link to the story about the “best fight ever”: http://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/...er-vs-rory-macdonald-ii-voted-best-fight-ever
Rory is Compatible with Dash Branding
Rory is non-controversial, has never tested positive for any performance-enhancing drugs and is the ideal type of athlete for Dash to sponsor. Clean, professional demeanor, hard-working and representative of the values Dash Nation promotes and is compatible with the image and brand that Dash Core is seeking. If Dash Core could develop an athlete, we believe someone like Rory would be the archetype.
The target demographic of this type of event is ideal for Dash and consistent with our user-base. SpikeTV has 98.7M paid subscribers in North America. Bellator attracts a male demographic aged 18-49, which is the same demographic of the typical crypto enthusiast and early adopter. Typically, the viewership for Bellator fight nights is around 1M, however, this event will be hyped due to the re-branding and as a result we expect more than 1M viewers for this event. With this sponsorship, Dash could be the first alternative cryptocurrency that many of these viewers are made aware of.
Rory’s Notable Accomplishments
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- King of the Cage
- KOTC Lightweight Championship (One time)
- KOTC Canadian Lightweight Championship (One time)
- Top MMA News
- Canadian Fighter of the Year (2012)
- 2014 February Fight of the Month vs. Demian Maia
- 2015 July Fight of the Month vs. Robbie Lawler
- Bleacher Report
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter
GreenCandle is excited to make this a huge success for Dash with massive exposure to Dash’s target market! GC will fly a representative to the event to make sure that branding and apparel is available and worn at all times. It will assign a project manager to this proposal to ensure that the Dash network is well represented.
Our draft MOU has been completed with a payout of $250,000 USD pegged at the 30 day moving average of $780.76 Dash/USD.
Dash for Sponsorship: 320 Dash
Proposal Fee: 5 Dash
Swag Fee: 2 Dash
Escrow Fee: 3 Dash
Total Fee: 330 Dash
Rory is very very excited about this opportunity. He has taken the time to meet with one of the director's of GreenCandle and hash out this proposal face to face and show us his commitment to making this arrangement mutually beneficial. He has openly commented to our director that he hopes this is the beginning of a long and prosperous business venture between MMA and Dash. Now it is a fight sponsorship but one day it could be purses paid in Dash or entire promotions done cashless.
Smash that Yes button and let’s make a Dash for the belt!
Standard Disclaimer - All excess funds generated by the proposal will be held in trust by GreenCandle until a legal opinion is provided on the taxable obligations. We will then provide an update with total costs and disclose any excess funds generated. The community, not GC, will decide how to best spend or save those funds. To be clear, GC will not assume ownership of any excess funds created in the proposal process. This is part of our commitment to do only what is in the absolute best interest of the Dash network.
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